This plant is native to Natal and the Cape Province, it has been listed since 1837.
Diminutive is the the word that best describes this charming little plant. It is a slender stemmed twiner with non succulent leaves. The 1" fuzzy and maroon lipped flowers are cheerfully marked with bright maroon lines and are held out from the stems on long pedicels so that the hairs around the openings sway in the breeze.
This ceropegia grows from thick fleshy roots and can get pretty wild. It flowers nicely but not exuberantly over a long period during the summer.