String of Needles | Ceropegia linearis
The String of Needles (Ceropegia linearis) is a small slender plant with fleshy, round, green leaves that resemble small needles. This tropical plant is native to southern Africa and can withstand various conditions. Ceropegia is a trailing succulent with tuberous roots which was discovered in South African in 1881. In addition to South Africa, this plant is native to Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
(Including Nursery Pot)
2" Nursery Pot: 2" H x 4"-8" L
The String of Needles thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Direct sun can be tolerated in small doses but harsh, direct afternoon sun should be avoided, as it can quickly cause this plants foliage to burn and fade. Lower light can be tolerated, but will result in slower, more spaced apart growth.
Water and Soil
The String of Needles plant is semi-succulent and its tuberous roots can help it store water, allowing it to be somewhat resistant to drought. Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry between each thorough watering. Well-draining potting soil that is amended with a bit of perlite and peat moss is perfect for this plant.
Temperature and Humidity
The String of Needles prefers room temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees F. Temperatures below 60 should be avoided as cold can damage this plants foliage. Ceropegia woodi hails from a semi-arid environment, and therefore does not require high humidity.
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