Ceropegia barkleyi


This plant is native to South Africa's Cape province.

It is fairly easy to grow and will produce a good number of large rather homely flowers. The leaves are succulent and the stems are of medium thickness. All it seems to need is occasional watering and about a half days full sun. My conditions are what is known as 'high shade', that is morning and some afternoon sun, the mid-day sun being dappled light through trees that have been pruned for openness.

It would probably be best to grow this ceropegia as a hanging basket plant, most of the time, it does not want to climb (but later in the season it may try to climb a little), and I am always pulling it up and over a trellis. When it does hang, the flowers have a better presentation, they don't look as though they don't know which way is truly up.