Ceropegia debilis

This plant is technically C. linearis ssp. debilis. It is native to Malawi and Zimbabwe.

This plant has needle-like leaves that cross each other around thread-like stems. The stems trail from tubers that can be 1/8 of an inch to about 3 inches in diameter. Its habit is just like the familiar C. woodii and the flowers are also similar, it is very easy to grow. Its lack of popularity is probably due to its going dormant for the winter, with new growth starting fresh in the Spring directly from the tuber, with most of last year's stems withering or withering to a point where it will branch. It is probably best to cut this ceropegia back to the tuber in late fall and taper off the watering until new growth is evident in April or May.