Parachute Plant Overview
Ceropegia sandersonii is an evergreen, succulent perennial that produces delicate twining stems with heart-shaped leaves and solitary, parachute-shaped flowers at the end of 5cm long funnel-shaped tubes. Commonly known by the names Parachute Plant and Umbrella Flower, amongst others. It has a climbing habit and is frost tender, requiring temperatures above 5 degrees Celsius to thrive. Best grown as an interesting houseplant in frost-prone climates. These are produced in summer and this species is much less common compared to the related species C. woodii, commonly called String of Hearts, which is a highly popular plant, frequently grown as a houseplant across the world. Ceropegia sandersonii originates from Mozambique and South Africa. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.