Ceropegia – miniature candles – care

Ceropegia is a houseplant known to many, because its decorative value, as an ampelous plant, leaves no doubt. In general, it is not difficult to grow ceropegia at home, but there are some nuances. Our article will tell you about the features of growing ceropegia in a room.

Ceropegia Wood. Farmer Burea-Uinsurance.com Trisha


Botanical description of the plant

Tseropegiya (Ceropegia) Is a genus of plants of the Kutrov family (Apocynaceae). There are more than 200 species originating from the tropics and subtropics of Africa, Asia and Australia.

In greenhouses and rooms, ampelous or curly ornamental species of this genus are grown. Most common Ceropegia Byda (Ceropegia woodii) Is an elegant ampelous plant with long thin shoots, at the nodes of which rounded nodules are formed.

Leaves are leathery, fleshy, small (up to 2 cm in diameter), heart-shaped-rounded, green with a white marble pattern. The flowers are small, tubular, brownish, pubescent, formed in the axils of the leaves along the entire stem.

Ceropegia Byda is sometimes considered as a subspecies of Linear Ceropegia (Ceropegia linearis – C. linearissubsp.woodii).

Of other types of ceropegia, the following are common:

  • Ceropegia Linear (Ceropegia linearis) – ampelous plant with small narrow linear leaves, with nodules on the stems;
  • Ceropegia Stapelliform (Ceropegia stapeliiformis), having a climbing stem with very small greenish-brown leaves, funnel-shaped flowers, purple, developing in the upper part of the stem;
  • Sanderson’s ceropegia (Ceropegiona sandersii) with green curly stems several meters long; leaves are thick, green, heart-shaped; the flowers are light green, shaped like parachutes.

Ceropegia Wood, general view of the plant
Ceropegia Wood, a general view of the plant. Farmer Burea-Uinsurance.com Maja Dumat
Ceropegia Wood, flower
Ceropegia Wood, flower. Farmer Burea-Uinsurance.com Maja Dumat
Ceropegia Wood, leaves
Ceropegia Wood, leaves. Farmer Burea-Uinsurance.com Maja Dumat

Home care for ceropegia

It grows better in bright rooms, but suffers from direct sunlight. It develops well both in cool and warm rooms.

In winter, the temperature should not be lower than + 10 ° С. In summer they water it moderately, in winter – limitedly, only as the earthy coma dries out, avoiding waterlogging.

Unlike other plants, practically no fertilization is required.

Reproduction of ceropegia

Ceropegia is planted in small pots with a soil mixture of leaf and sod land, peat and sand in equal proportions. Propagated by seeds and cuttings.

Seeds are sown in spring, lightly sprinkled with a thin layer of earth and covered with glass. Seedlings dive once and then transplanted into pots with good drainage.

Stem cuttings are planted in wet sand, the sections are pre-dried well. Can also be propagated by nodules.


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