Ceropegia sandersonii for sale – Easy plant to grow, grown for the ornamental flowers and for the leaves, planting season in spring to summer and in the tropic all year, better to buy plant or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Location – Sunny exposure but without direct sun. The base of the plant should be in the shade
Soil – Sandy, humus, well-drained and ventilated soil with a pH acidic to alkaline.
Temperature – Between 15 and 25°C (59 to 77°F)
Propagation by seeds – in the beginning of the spring sow the seeds at a temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F) in a sheltered location.
Other propagation method – Cutting the stem. Choose a healthy stem from your plant. It should preferably have a bulbil, a kind of small tuber. Cut below and above this bulb to keep a pair of leaves, the cutting should measure around 13cm (5 inches). Prepare a simply a potting soil. Place this cutting on the ground by burying the bulb in half. Moisten well and monitor the water supply so that the soil is always slightly moist but never soggy. Install the pot in a bright room and at a temperature of around 20°C (68°F). It takes 1.5 to 2 months to establish roots.
Watering – Moderate, keep soil moist but not waterlogged. In autumn and winter keep dry
Repotting – After 12 months
Pruning – No pruning required
Pest and diseases – The plant can be infected by mealy bugs, mites, woolly aphids and red spider. Wooly aphids may attack the roots.