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This might be the Haage-clone; "bulbosum", which
form caudices over ten centimetres in diameter.

Flower of the Haage-clone.

The common form.

Author:  Friedrich R. Rudolf Schlechter, 1894
Origin:  Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5-10 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  White / Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  String of Hearts, The Rosary Vine, Hearts entangled, Hjerteranke
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceropegia linearis var. woodii, Herbert Franz Josef Huber, 1957.
Ceropegia barbertonensis, N.E.Br.
Ceropegia euryacme,
Ceropegia hastata
Ceropegia leptocarpa,
Ceropegia schoenlandii,

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1894. It's found in Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, growing in a well-drained soil with little water and some sun. The bulbs can grow to five centimetres, and one clone over ten centimetres in diameter. The vines are more than two meters long. The flowers are white/pink, and it can be reproduced both by cuttings, seeds and bulbs. The leaves will get thicker when kept dry.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name after Dr. John Medley Wood, 1827-1915, a British botanist.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.

Hildor Hoffmann's photo of the flower of the "Durban-clone".