Ceropegia Sandersonii * Parachute Plant * Very Rare Succulent * 3 Seeds * Limited *
THIS LISTING IS FOR 3 SEEDS OF CEROPEGIA SANDERSONII Ceropegia sandersonii is a climbing or hanging plant that produces fly-trapping flowers all year round. It is often known as the parachute or umbrella plant because of the unusual shape of its flowers. Ceropegia sandersonii is fairly straightforward to care for and suitable for placement on a windowsill or in a dry terrarium. C. sandersonii is an evergreen succulent perenial, with twining stems bearing heart-shaped leaves and solitary green parachute-shaped flowers with a funnel-shaped tube to 5cm in length, in summer. Known as the umbrella or parachute plant due to the shape of its blooms, Ceropegia sandersonii is a semi-carnivorous plant native to Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland. Its parachute-shaped flowers act as a pit-fall trap. They give off a scent to attract flies down to the base of the corolla (flower tube), where there’s a collection of downwards-facing hairs which prevent the fly from leaving. The fly becomes covered in pollen and is only released as the flower starts to die and the hairs weaken. The fly then carries the pollen to another flower of the same species, in which it becomes trapped again, but deposits the pollen gathered from the previous bloom. Despite its exotic heritage, it’s fairly easy to grow as a houseplant in the British Isles, often in hanging baskets or pots in the conservatory or greenhouse. It’s also suitable for growing in terrariums. Grow Ceropegia sandersonii in well-drained compost, in bright light but out of direct sunshine. A windowsill or conservatory is ideal. Water in the growing season only, keep dry in autumn and winter. USDA hardiness zones 10b to 11b: from 35 °F (+1.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
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