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Ceropegia saundersii

Also known as Parachute Plant, Fountain Flower, and Umbrella Plant. Also known as Ceropegia sandersonii, this plant was grown from seed collected by Silverhill Seeds in South Africa.  It is a very variable species and there are many different clones showing markedly different leaf coloration and slightly different flowers from each other.  If you'd like separate clones, please make a note on your order before checkout.

Large, apple green umbrellas for flowers on a succulent vine.  Lovely and different. Does well in a hanging basket.  Bright light is important for good blooming, but don't allow the stems to be scorched.  Interestingly, the inside surfaces of Ceropegia flowers are covered with downward pointing hairs that trap any small flies that are attracted by the smelly flowers.  After the flies have covered themselves with pollen, the hairs wither and allow the trapped insects to go on their way! 

(Apocynaceae) The name Ceropegia means "wax fountain" referring to the appearance of the flower clusters.


Light: Full sun/part shade.  Best grown in a container in a protected spot.  Bright, indirect light if grown indoors.

Water: Moderate water during the summer with a dry rest period in the winter.

Soil:  Sharply draining, succulent mix

Fertilizer: Occasional fertilizer at half strength

Hardiness: Not frost hardy.  USDA Zone 12, but most will be container plants indoors.


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