Chloe's Rare Plants
The Angloua Uniflora is a beautiful orchid which is commonly known by the name, Swaddled Babies. The plant grows in the Columbian Andes. The most stunning feature of the plant is its flowers which are large, creamy-white and waxy. Their structure is quite complex, and at a certain stage of opening, they start to look like a baby wrapped in swaddling cloth. Each flower blooms from a single stem from the base of the pseudobulbs.
Stinky succulent: African Starfish Flower (Stapelia hirsuta). ("Flower.") Google search: "Known globally as African Starfish Flowers, and locally as carrion flowers, members of the genus Stapelia are usually characterised by their foul-smelling flowers reminiscent of the odour of rotting meat. The hairs, coloration, & surface mimic decaying animal matter & attract mostly flies, which act as pollinators. Wikipedia."