What is this plant? I posted 2 more pics of the plant.

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  1. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    I got it from a lady friend of mine. It only blooms once a year and it gets this big star fish like flower and it smells like something dead. Ive just been wondering what kind of plant it is. Thanks.................

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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Easter Lily I would guess...however the scent is powerful and lovely smelling. OR it could be an Amaryllis.
     
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  3. winekntrychicks

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    stapelia?? google dead smelling flower
     
  4. 92caddy

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    No, its not a Easter lilly, I know that for sure. Its in the cacti family, but I dont know which............
     
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! that is a niiice plant!

    That's called a Stapelia gigantea, commonly referred to as the Carrion Plant.

    it smells like rotting meat & the flower is 'flesh' colored to attract flies for pollination.
     
  6. EweSheep

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] if thats the plant, get it out of the house LOL!
     
  7. 92caddy

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    Thanks. Im going to do a google later on. When she gave it to me, she had like 5 or 6 of them. She gave me one some years ago, but I couldnt keep it alive. Ive had this one for over a year now and I was hoping I would be able to get it to bloom. It had about 6 blooms on it, this is the only one that made it to bloom. It sure does stink. I wouldnt want a bunch of them in my house when they bloom...................
     
  8. patandchickens

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    One of the biggest healthiest-looking Stapelias I've ever seen.

    Yes, they do stench quite badly, but OTOH they are really cool plants otherwise [​IMG]

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