stapeliad collection is very young, only about 2 years. My
collection started to increase after my visit at E. Aslander during
my trip to S. Africa in 1999. Etwin has send me some plants but also
seeds. Sowing was more or less succesful.Seedlings from these sowings and
also cuttings from Aslander gave me lots of flowers last year 2001.
I also joined the International
Asclepiad Society with their large seedlist
I sow stapeliad seeds in
may-june in our hottest and brightest part of the year. Seedlings
can reach a fearly nice size before winter arrives.
For the moment
I have moved all stapeliads into a rich potting soil including some
I also use a systemic
insecticide about 3 to 4 times a year to control the damned
(root) mealy bugs.
I have read articles from Barad
and Mulej about pollination of stapeliads but I can't figure out how
to do this. I just don't know what things I have to bring from one
flower to another, but every year I have some seeds from my plants. I sow those but
keep good records that these seedlings could be hybrids.
People interested in stapeliads
should join the IAS.
On the next pages you can find
pictures from flowers in my collection 2004.