Fresh cuttings , one node to be sent in either spagmoss or fern fibre. Cuttings to be taken on the day of posting.


Photo of the blooms from the internet


From wikipedia:


Ceropegia is a genus of plants within the family Apocynaceae, native to Africa, southern Asia, and Australia.[1][2] It was named by Carl Linnaeus, who first described this genus in his Genera plantarum, which appeared in 1737.[3] Linnaeus referred to the description and picture of a plant in the Horti Malabarici as the plant for which the genus was created.[4] In 1753 he named this species as Ceropegia candelabrum.[5] Linnaeus did not explain the etymology but later explanations stated that the name Ceropegia was from the Greek[6] word keropegion κηροπηγɩον.[7][8] This means candelabrum in Latin, which has a broader range than the modern word - "a candlestick, a branched candlestick, a chandelier, candelabrum, or also lamp-stand, light-stand, sometimes of exquisite workmanship".[9]

An alternative explanation for the name was given later by William Jackson Hooker in 1830 in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in the description of Ceropegia elegans: "From κηρός, wax, and πηγή, a fountain, in allusion to the delicate, waxy umbels of some species".[10] However, four years later Hooker gave the etymology in the description in the same periodical of Ceropegia lushii as "remarkable for the peculiar shape of its flowers, frequently arranged in umbels, hence its name κηροπηγɩον, a candelabrum, or lamp-stand".[11]


They have many common names including lantern flower, parasol flower, parachute flower, bushman's pipe, string of hearts, snake creeper, wine-glass vine, rosary vine, and necklace vine.

Ceropegia radicans ssp smithii

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