Ceropegia woodii

A houseplant, with heart-shaped leaves.
Common name : Ceropegia woodii
Scientific name : Ceropegia woodii
Family : Apocynaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Evergreen
Evergreen
Toxic
Toxic
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Small pots
Small pots
Ceropegia woodii, a flowering plant native to South Africa, is an evergreen succulent trailing vine that grows to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in height and spreads to reach up to 2–4 metres (6 ft 7 in–13 ft 1 in) in length. Its leaves are shaped like hearts, about 1–2 cm wide and long. When exposed to sufficient light they have a deep green colour - under insufficient lighting the leaves are pale green. With age it develops a woody caudex at its base.

Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Low
Zone USDA 12b
Height 100 - 200
pH 6 - 6.8

Plant my ceropegia woodii

Plant in early srping your Ceropegia in a mixture of fibrous soil, dry leaves on a layer of sand - no peat, it is a protected resource. Plant in a container of at least three liters with a cup, and place it in a sunny spot, between 5 and 10 ° C in winter and temperature above 15 ° C in season.

Water my ceropegia woodii

The Ceropegia likes water moderately, it is necessary to let the root ball dry between each watering. Sprinkle with non-calcareous water - either filtered or with rainwater.

Spray my ceropegia woodii

In dry weather, spray your plant with water not too hard, clean the dust on the leaves: it will be all the more beautiful and you will protect it from red spiders - its main enemy!

Repot my ceropegia woodii

At the end of winter every 2 years, repot your plant in a slightly larger pot, adding compost, sand and dry leaves.

Protect my ceropegia woodii

In winter, your Ceropegia needs to rest to bloom. Place it in a room where the temperatures are around 5 to 10 ° C.

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