Ceropegia stapeliaeformis

The genus Ceropegia includes about 155 species that are not easy to identify. C. woodii is the one most commonly grown as a house plant. C. stapeliaeformis is a liana with a very fleshy stem up to 1.5 m (59 in) long. The leaves are small and scalelike; they soon drop, leaving the stems bare. The fascinating flowers may be up to 6 cm (2.5 in) long and are usually borne in clusters of four.

Grow the plant in a mixture of humus, leaf mould and sand. It requires a light, warm and well ventilated position. In summer water liberally, in winter sparingly, in accordance with the temperature. Propagate by means of the creeping or trailing stems, which root readily when they come in contact with the compost.

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