These very unusual plants get their name from the incredible parachute-like flowers they produce. They'll be happiest in bright indirect light and should only be watered when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
Pot size: 12cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition. Please also be aware that the flowers may fall off if this plant is shipped.
|Bright indirect light, although a few hours of morning or afternoon sun will be fine.
||As much light as possible - winter sun is not as strong.
|Water when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity.||Try to keep away from draughts and central heating.
|Feed once a month or so in the growing season||Do not feed in autumn or winter unless the plant is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Parachute Plant
Scientific Name: Ceropegia sandersonii
Toxic: Non-toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Any cacti and succulent potting mix, or you can mix extra drainage materials into regular soil.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring about once every two years.
Propagation: These can be propagated from stem cuttings.
Common problems: Overwatering can cause the foliage to become mushy and drop off.
Care Tips: These can handle a few hours of morning or afternoon sun, which is essential if you want them to flower.
Fun Fact: They are semi-carnivorous! The flowers give off a scent to attract insects and their parachute shape acts as a pit fall trap.
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.