Dorstenia foetida - Very interesting looking plants with odd “flowers”

 Dorstenia foetida
     Native to northern Africa. They’re interesting looking plants with odd “flowers”. The seeds are ejected from the flowers as they ripen...and though we don’t know an “official” distance the seeds can travel, we know from the growth of new plantlets that it’s at least 5 feet! We grow ours in bright light, letting it get quite dry between waterings and we let it get drier during the winter when it tends to go at least partially dormant. Neat plants!

The large plant pictured is our “mom” plant who says, “they’re keeping me too dry!