PlantsCeropegia→Huernia (Ceropegia 'Red Dragon Flower')

Also sold as:
Huernia schneideriana

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 7:09 PM

Red Dragon Flower, formerly known as Huernia schneideriana but now classified as Ceropegia, is native to South Africa and has branching upright, to pendant trailing stems with soft "teeth" along the edges. From spring to fall, this fast growing succulent produces small dark burgundy-red flowers at the base of the stems. I purchased my Red Dragon Flower many years ago as a little 2 stemmed plant in a tiny pot with no label and I called it "peanut plant" because it looked like two little green peanuts. My plant doesn't bloom very often but it's an interesting plant just the same. The stems often fall off when bumped but can be stuck back in the soil, where they root fairly quickly. If our weather is particularly humid, I leave the cuttings lying out to callous over for a few days before planting. I've read that the flowers of this plant have a putrid smell, but I've never detected any odor, possibly because the plant remains outside year round.

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