Ceropegia Species

Ceropegia cimiciodora

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ceropegia (seer-oh-PEEJ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cimiciodora

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Foliage Color:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Maroon/Burgundy

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 24, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

II have not grown this plant. The top of the bloom is an open star-shape and the petals are ciliate on the edges. The bloom has strong maroon mottling as well as a peculiar bug-like smell. It derives its name from this fragrance: cimex=bug and odora=smell.

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