This species originates from Kenya and is very similar to C. robynsiana and C. evelynae, but is easier to grow and will tolerate lower temperatures and humidity. It grows in its natural habitat on sheltered river banks and in wooded valleys. One of the places it can be found is the Meri river near Mount Kenya and another is the Teita Hills near Voi. Voi, by the way, is where a number of species of Ceropegia can be found, such as C. solomensis and various nilotica types.
The plant will get very large, producing growth up to 3 meters in length. Only when it has reached a certain length will it flower. This is a common feature in a number of rampant species and it is therefore advisable not to cut back the shoots or no flowers will appear. The colour of the flower tips can vary slightly, from pale yellowy green through to red and the stems can reach a diameter of 2.5 to 3 cm at the base. Unlike most other ceropegias, this species will flower on the peduncles from the previous year.

 

Ceropegia succulenta

Ceropegia succulenta


Ceropegia succulenta

Ceropegia succulenta