Stapelia leendertziae has large widely funnel-shaped flowers that is brown-red in colour and have a very hairy upper surface. Flowers are produced at the base or in the lower half from new branches. The pungent smell attracts flies, which pollinate the flowers.
An excellent succulent for a rockery, but also makes an unusual container plant. Plant in rich, porous, well-drained soil and water sparingly.
Stapelia leendertziae is an excellent subject for a water-wise garden. When in full flower, pollinators are attracted by the odour. For the eco-friendly gardener this is a way of attracting food for birds and reptiles such as lizards to the garden.