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PlantFiles: Ceropegia
Ceropegia haygarthii

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ceropegia (seer-oh-PEEJ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: haygarthii (hay-GARTH-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Ceropegia distincta subsp. haygarthii

17 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers
Cactus and Succulents

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Nan On Jun 17, 2008, Nan from SW, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

This is a very easy grower for me - indoors in a very bright, sunny south window.
It takes very little water.
It defoliates during the winter and reappear in the spring when new growth also begins.
This Ceropegia has 'twining' stems.

Neutral macybee On Nov 23, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

From South Africa's Cape Province, Ceropegia haygarthii is a semi-evergreen climbing succulent reaching a height of about 6'. It bears oval leaves and a profusion of small white to pinkish white flowers in summer. Each flower has a purple-spotted tube that widens towards the top and terminates in 5 abruptly narrowed segments whose fine tips are twisted together into a long, stalk-like structure with a hairy knob at the end.
Zones 9-12
Requirements vary according to origin and growth habit. Nearly all Ceropegia species are warmth-loving plants, requiring protection from frosts, and must be grown indoors in cool climates. A few are easily grown in any well-lit position, for example the well-know Ceropegia linearis, but the more highly succulent species demand a perfectly drained, open soil mix with good humus content which should be kept fairly dry in winter. The more vigorously twining species need supporting wire. Propagate from seed, cuttings or stem tubers.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin

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