Ceropegia Flower

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I bought this strange, vining succulent, Ceropegia linearis ssp woodii, back in August at the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

I’ll have to take some pictures of the leaves as well — they are interesting in their own right. The plant has suffered a bit of legginess over the past few months as I’ve grown accustomed to its light and water needs, but I think it’s in the right spot now. I think the watering issues I’ve been having are on account of the undersized pot it came in. I am not looking forward to the balancing act required to repot this gnarly thing. It’s a disaster in the making.

Despite a rocky start, it has been flowering regularly since I brought it home, and has even produced seeds! I’m curious to see if anything will come of them.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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3 thoughts on “Ceropegia Flower

  1. Just looked this up, it’s in the Asclepiadacae family. Which means it’s related to Milkweed. Does that sound right ? Do the seeds have fibres like Milkweed?

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