Orbea x 'Berlinensis' Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepidaceae). An unusual hybrid Stapeliad with big dark purple to black flowers. This is one of the species with a flower that has a fetid smell, but it isn't overpowering. You probably won't notice it unless you are a few feet away or less.
People tend to shy away from Stapeliads because of their reputation for being rot prone, but actually they are simple to grow. Give lots of light, but protect from hot afternoon sun in summer. During the growing season they can be watered as much as any other succulent (i.e. regularly but don't let the soil stay wet). In the winter keep totally dry unless you are growing it in a greenhouse. Cool and wet or low light and wet are what rot this and all other Stapeliads. Cool and dry or low light and dry in the winter and you should be fine. Stem cuttings root easily.
You will receive a plant shown in the last image or one similar Plants shown in a 4" pot.
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