Edithcolea grandis ‘Ghazi Hills’

Persian carpet flower
The Persian carpet flower is coveted for its unusually large, patterned, star shaped flowers, resembling a Persian carpet. Pots, perfect drainage, warm spots.
height 4–6in
width 12–18in
tolerates Drought, Heat, Pots, Wind
This plant will want water around every two to five weeks. Let the soil totally dry out, but don’t let it go bone dry and then sit around for a month or so; once they are totally dried out, they want water! Remember that the top of the soil may feel dry, while residual water remains deeper in the pot. Since water is heavy, a light potted plant often indicates it’s time to water, especially with smaller pots. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on the plant: If leaves are drooping or dropping or succulents are shriveling, you’ve probably gone too long without watering.
exposure Part Shade – Full Sun
drainage In Ground: Cactus Mix, In Pots: Cactus Mix, Requires Perfect Drainage
fertilizing All Purpose
origin NE Africa

Outdoor Exposure Guide


Full Sun
Six or more hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Shade
Three to five hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Sun
One to two hours of sun beams directly landing on the plants leaves.

Full Shade
The plant is never fully lit by sun beams, but is in a bright spot or has dappled sunbeams playing over the leaves throughout the day.

Deep Shade
The plant never has dappled light on the leaves, and is in a place that feels dim, even on a nice sunny day.

Growing Notes

Most succulent stapeliads are from the deserts of the world and as such like to go totally bone dry between waterings, making them very low-maintenance. If you see your edithcolea begin to shrivel or lose firmness, your plant is likely totally dry and should be watered. To get good healthy growth your plant doesn’t want to sit around totally dried out during it’s growing season. Once it is dry water it.
This edithcolea comes from an area with summer rainfall and is actively growing during that time, when it is forgiving of overwatering errors. During winter dormancy it should be kept extra dry and will be very intolerant of overwatering.

Special Interest

Seriously, the flowers are to die for!