Ceropegia ampliata is one of the easiest South African species to grow in a greenhouse. It has thick fleshy roots, succulent stems and tiny leaves. The large flowers always appear in the autumn. In the winter it should be kept dry and it can take temperatures down to 8°C. If grown in good conditions, it can grow a number of metres in a year.
It is very easy to propagate from cuttings as they root very well. It does not readily produce seed in cultivation, so you will not often see seed on offer. Hybrids from this species are not available, unlike those from Ceropegia sandersonii and Ceropegia stapeliiformis which are quite common. The pollination mechanism in Ceropegias is so complicated and small that it is virtually impossible to do by hand; you must leave this delicate work to insects. It does not matter much what species of insect attempts to pollinate the flowers, it is the size of the insect that is important.

 

Ceropegia ampliata

Ceropegia ampliata

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