How to grow Caralluma speciosa

Caralluma speciosa growing succulent of the genus Caralluma also known as Sarcocodon, Caralluma speciosa perennial plant, use for medical and also used as ornamental plant, it is drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical climate or as houseplant with a lot of light and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12a

Stems color green and can be reddish in the top, the stems flesh.

Caralluma speciosa flower

Flower color can be: purple, brown, black or red with mostly yellow in the middle but can be other colors, shape of the flower is star shape and the flowers mostly growing connected and create structure of ball.

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How to grow Caralluma speciosa growing and care:

Well drained soill

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
20-60cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water (do no overwater)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full shade (with a lot of light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn / and rarely in the winter

General information about the flower:
Star shape flowers and mostly growing connected and create structure of ball, color can be: purple, brown, black or red with mostly yellow in the middle but can be other colors

Scientific name:

Caralluma speciosa

How to grow Caralluma speciosa

Growing Caralluma speciosa

Caralluma speciosa plant care

Caralluma speciosa

Caralluma speciosa flower


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Brown flowers
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12