Ceropegia is a genus of plants within the family Apocynaceae, native to Africa, southern Asia, and Australia.
(Greek, wax and fountain, the flowers having a waxy look). Asclepiadaceae.
Greenhouse vines of Africa and Asia, not in the American trade. A dozen species are known in Old World collections. Many of them have tuberous roots and need a season of rest and dryness. Propagated by cuttings. Odd and handsome.