Orbea Variegata is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, known as the star flower. It is native to the coastal belt of the Western Cape, South Africa, growing actively during the winter rainfall season. Growing to 10 cm (3.9 in) tall by 50 cm (20 in) broad, it is a leafless succulent perennial with cactus-like toothed stems, and highly variable, star-shaped, off-white or yellow flowers strongly speckled with maroon, up to 8 cm (3.1 in) in diameter. The flowers may show regular (banded) markings, or irregular ones. They have five pointed or blunt lobes surrounding a central, pentagonal annulus (corona). The flowers may have a faint carrion smell to attract potential insect pollinators.
The plant you receive will be a rooted cutting between 4" and 7" tall. The plant you receive will differ from the pictured plant.
All plants are shipped by Priority Mail Monday through Wednesday, to avoid orders getting hung up at the post office over the weekend.