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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
umbrella flower parachute plant
Ceropegia can be evergreen or semi-evergreen, erect, climbing to trailing, usually succulent, perennials with opposite leaves and curioously shaped flowers in summer, sometimes followed by cylindrical fruits containing silky tufted seeds
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
S Africa, Mozam.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing
pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a mixture of 2 parts sharp sand to 1 part each of loam, peat and leaf mould in bright filtered light. During the growing season feed 2 or 3 times with a low nitrogen liquid fertilizer and water moderately. Keep dry at other times
Propagate by seed sown at 21 - 24ºC in early spring or take stem cuttings and root in sand at a temperature of 22 - 25ºC
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by aphids, scale insects and mealybugs
Generally disease free
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