Ceropegia woodii, aka 'Rosery Vine'
Adult Plant Growing Information
Five-Spine Rating -
Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.
Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.
Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.
Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.
Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.
Potential living space locations include; East, West windows, but a South window or a three to four seasons room will work if the plant is partially shaded. This species does not do well in cold conditions, and will need the temperatures to remain above 45 °F. If this variety is to be set outdoors during the growing season it needs to be located mostly in filtered light, but will tolerate lots of rain.
These plants prefer to stay dry in the winter, and do well only with light waterings or misting with water. They can be kept in low light areas like most house plants but are more likely to bloom and grow faster with more sun light.
This is a come back plant which; if neglected and looks dead, should not be disposed of simply because it appears dead. The tubular roots and ball structures on the vine can keep this plant alive without water for a very very long time. With water and time these plants will grow new leaves and vines, even when they look like a completely lost cause.
Starting plants from seeds requires that the growing medium remains constantly wet and young seedlings will need water on a regular basis until the plants become adults. The best way to plant seeds is to start with a very wet growing medium, and using a stick create a small crater in the medium for each seed. The depth of the crater should be at least one and one half the length of the seeds. Place one seed in each crater in a vertical orientation having the seed rest against one side of the crater. Do not cover these seeds, but leave them open to the air while they rest against the side of their wet holes. If the seeds are covered they are more likely to rot than germinate, and the medium should always be wet by continuing to mist with water. After the seeds begin to grow the medium can be allowed to dry slightly, but young plants can not be allowed to remain dry for more than a few days.
The plants grow vines about 2 feet long from a ball shaped root, and make multiple ball shaped tubular structures along the vine. They are sometimes named 'Rosary Vine' as if the vine had beads on it. They are small plants that look great in hanging baskets, and have small flowers in the late summer. This is a plant full of wonderful deep colors of purple, green, and grayish blue, and the leaves are almost shaped like hearts
seed propagation origin
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