Ceropegia linearis 'subsp woodii'

Rosary vine

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Key information

Plant type

Conservatory climber

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

One of Anne Swithinbank's favourite succulents, the rosary vine has trailing stems of fleshy green leaves that have attractive silver markings. Its lantern-like flowers are produced in summer. Found growing wild in southern Africa, it is grown as a houseplant in the UK. Grow in free-draining compost in a bright position. Its stems can be trained up a trellis or other support. Water moderately when in growth but keep dry and cool in winter. To propagate, root the stem bulbils.

Family: Asclepidaceae

Genus: Ceropegia

Species: linearis

Cultivar: subsp woodii

Plant type: Conservatory climber

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 10cm

Time to take cuttings: April to June

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