Dorstenia foetida


Pot size: 4"
Sale priceRs.1,550.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days




Flower Color

Non Fragrant



Flowering Season




With Pots



Indoor Filtered Light,Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor


Product Description

Dorstenia foetida plant has a unique growth habit, featuring a thick, gnarled stem that gives rise to fleshy, round to oval-shaped leaves.The inflorescence is a weird, horned, tentacle-like disc-shaped structure that has given these plants the common name "Shield Flower." The "Shield" actually consists of a multitude of miniscule flowers. 0, 5-2 cm wide.

Shield Flower plant






Dorstenia foetida is a small succulent with a thick erect stem, unbranched or with several branches, all with pronounced scars of leaves, stipules, and inflorescences. The leaves are typically dark green, smooth, and glossy, with a wrinkled or textured surface.The inflorescence is composed of modified leaves that surround the flowers, creating a protective enclosure. The flowers themselves are typically greenish-yellow or greenish-white in color.


Dorstenia needs bright light or partial to full shade, with warm temperatures and a well-drained soil mix that must not remain soggy for too long.  

During the growing season, the plants appreciate a fair amount of water but allow the soil to dry slightly between watering, making sure that they never dry out completely.  They have to be kept in a rather high air humidity.  

They are fertilized once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the strength recommended on the label. During the winter months they tend to go at least partially dormant and will exhibit some leaf loss. During this period, they should be given very little water.


Dorstenia is pretty versatile, having various landscape uses. This plant will look absolutely gorgeous in rock gardens, succulent gardens, desert gardens, and containers. It is also a common indoor ornamental as a bonsai.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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