AVERAGE HEIGHT: 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
Also known as the Starfish Flower, these plants have star-shaped flowers that smell like rotting meat. The odour is particularly pungent on a hot day. The hairs and patterns on the flower mimic decaying animal matter to attract mainly flies which serve as pollinators for the plant. Flowers last no more than 2-3 days and are positioned at the base of the plant.
The stems are short and fleshy and are flattened longitudinally, making them 4-angled.
Attracts pollinators, particularly flies.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Rockeries, pavements and containers in a sunny position.