Free Ceropegia Woodii Plants

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A curious plant with trailing stems that can grow extraordinarily long, silvery grey leaves with purple undersides, and unusual, tube-like flowers. The Ceropegia’s thin habit makes it an ideal subject for a hanging pot or basket in a confined space. The plant will tolerate high light intensities and a certain level of neglect as far as watering is concerned. Indeed, if too much water is provided the roots will rapidly fail and rot, and the plant will probably die. As the roots fail the plant can quite easily fall apart, resulting in loss of anchorage that can cause the stems to drop from the pot. Stems that become bare should be cut back to encourage new leaves to grow. Although it is best as a trailing plant, the Ceropegia can be anchored to a low support if preferred.

Plant type : Trailing succulent with thin habit
Season of interest : All year round
Size : 60-90cm (2—3ft) trailing
Flower : Unusual, tube-like, 2.5cm (1 in), pink with bulbous purple end, produced in summer
Leaf : Heart-shaped, 2-3cm (f-Rin), fleshy, succulent, silvery green with pink underside
Temperature : 18-2TC (65-7CTF)
Aspect/Light : Full light
Humidity : Low
Watering : Water carefully, keeping on dry side, throughout year
Feeding : Houseplant fertilizer once every four weeks at half strength in spring and summer
Propagation : Plant 5-7.5cm (2-3in) stem cuttings or tubers from trailing stems in mid spring to early summer at 18-21°C (65 — 70°F) in cactus and succulent compost
Potting : Cactus and succulent compost
Problems : Root rot causing plant to fall apart and fail
Availability : Infrequently available
Uses indoors : Hanging basket or hanging pot plant that can be displayed in or very near to window