Monday, January 19, 2009

Random plant event: Ceropegia woodii flowers and seed pods

I'm not sure if it's just that I've completely lost track of what time of year it is, or if Ceropegia woodii (string of hearts) just flowers intermittently year-round, but it's doing it again, and I wasn't expecting it.

Then there's this older picture (from October), of the actual seed pods, though the seed pods kind of disappeared at some point during the early winter and I'm not sure where they went or who was responsible. WCW was reworking some of the Ceropegia hanging baskets at one point; maybe she did something with them.

I'm not a particularly big fan of the plant; it usually strikes me as being a little sparse. Which is to say, I'm not opposed to the plant per se, but I don't very often see any that I consider presentable. Which in fairness could be my problem, not the plant's.


Peter said...

It's true that people love those heart shaped leaves, but it's really all about those crazy flowers, and so many of them too! But blooming at this time of year? Maybe they're just celebrating this week like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Nice photo! My photos of Ceropegia flowers are always out of focus.


mr_subjunctive said...

That's the best of about thirty pictures: most of them were out of focus too.

MrBrownThumb said...

Oh Em Gee!

I love CWs. This summer I bought a variegated one and almost killed it after I ignored it for months. It looks like it might make it but it could go either way. I wish mine would get seed pods.

When photographing them for my blog I've noticed that there has to be plenty of light or else you'll get a blurry pic.

btw did you smell the flowers?

How can you not love this plant? great leaves, cool flowers- that stink!