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Orbea carnosa subsp. Keithii SEEDS

Orbea carnosa subsp. Keithii SEEDS

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Orbea carnosa subsp. keithii is a fascinating and visually captivating succulent plant that belongs to the Asclepiadaceae family. This particular subspecies is known for its striking appearance and unique features, making it a sought-after addition to the collections of succulent enthusiasts and botany enthusiasts.

The most notable feature of Orbea carnosa subsp. keithii is its unusual flowers. These flowers are star-shaped and have a distinct, dark maroon to purple coloration with intricate patterns and markings that add to their allure. One of the most intriguing aspects of this succulent is its pollination strategy. Much like its close relatives, it attracts flies by emitting a smell that mimics rotting meat, making it a fascinating example of nature's adaptability for successful reproduction.

The succulent's stems are typically upright, thick, and greenish-gray, with a ribbed texture and intricate patterning. Its ability to thrive in arid conditions and its unique flowers make it a desirable choice for desert gardens, rock gardens, and collections of rare and exotic succulents.

Orbea carnosa subsp. keithii is not only a botanical curiosity but also a captivating and conversation-worthy plant that showcases the remarkable diversity of succulents and their adaptation strategies in the natural world.

Botanical family: Asclepiadaceae

Botanical genus: Orbea

Botanical species: Orbea carnosa

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