These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Looking after your Parachute Plant
Also known as ‘Umbrella’ plant, your parachute plant (Ceropegia sandersonii) is an unusual climbing succulent with fleshy evergreen leaves and striking parachute shaped flowers that will grow best as a houseplant in the UK. A bright windowsil is ideal but your plant will tolerate a range of conditions as long as it is protected from temperatures under 8˚C.
These plants are native to South Africa so they will not need much water. Water a small amount (around a teacup) every week or 2 in the summer to keep the flesh a healthy green and water less as the days get shorter.
These plants are quite slow growers and their size can easily be contained by a small pot. To encourage growth, repot your plant into a slightly larger pot, once a year in the growing season and trail new growth upwards. In a sunny spot your Parachute plant should bloom throughout the Spring and Summer and you may even develop round (inedible) fruits full of silky seeds.
These plants are pretty resistant to neglect. However, if your plant does start looking sorry for itself, remove any dead or soft leaves and move to a sunnier position. Shrivelling can be a sign of under watering so try watering more regularly. On the flip side, mould at the base or the bottom of the leaves is a sign of over watering or too damp a position, so try a sunnier, airier room and let it dry out at bit longer in between watering.