Ceropegia

 

There are over 160 species of Ceropegia growing from Australia, Asia, eastern India to western Africa and in the Canary Islands. Some are stem succulents, other have tuberous roots. Many stem succulents have only scales instead of leaves. The name Ceropegia comes from the Latine for "wax fountain".

The species with tuber are generally the most difficult to grow, and they need excellent drainage. They all need some shade and warmth. The Ceropegias should have regular water and some fertilizer during the warm season. The vining species are more drought resistant.

Ceropegia flowers have hair trapping the insect doing the fecondation. The insect is only released by the wilting flower.

Species and varieties
Ceropegia gemmifera (Togo Tangle)
Ceropegia woodii (Rosary Vine)
Ceropegia barbertonensis synonym of Ceropegia woodii (Rosary Vine)
Ceropegia barbertonensis synonym of Ceropegia woodii (Rosary Vine)
Ceropegia euryacme synonym of Ceropegia woodii (Rosary Vine)
Ceropegia linearis var. woodi synonym of Ceropegia woodii (Rosary Vine)
Ceropegia schoenlandii synonym of Ceropegia woodii (Rosary Vine)

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