Tromotriche revoluta var. tigrida (Decne.) P.V.Heath
Stapelia revoluta var. tigrida, Stapelia tigridia, Ceropegia revoluta
Tromotriche revoluta var. trigrida is a rhizomatous succulent that readily offsets to form an up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall, sparingly branched shrub. It is a distinctive variety of Tromotriche revoluta, with revolute (rolled backward or downward) corolla lobes patterned with conspicuous wine-red or maroon and light yellow concentric stripes, which vary in color intensity. In all other characteristics, it is very similar to the standard species.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Stapeliads are relatively easy to grow. However, they should be treated as outdoor plants as they will easily rot indoors and cannot flower without exposure to outdoor temperature fluctuations. They should be grown under cover so that watering can be controlled. They require a reasonable amount of sunlight to promote flowering and maintain a well-shaped plant. Very shady positions will produce very poor flowering. Stapeliads come from climates where they survive extremely high temperatures in the summer months, so most growth is in spring and fall, with flowering in fall when the weather starts to cool down. In the growing season, water in moderation when needed, making sure soil is fairly dried out between waterings. Do not water in winter.
The easiest and best way to propagate Stapeliads is from stem cuttings which can be taken virtually throughout the year. Seed is also a method of propagation.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Stapeliads.
This variety is native to South Africa.
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