Bushman’s Pipe

Ceropegia ampliata


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Plant enthusiasts and collectors are always on the lookout for unique and interesting specimens, and the Ceropegia ampliata, commonly known as the Bushman’s Pipe or Horny Devil, is one such plant that never fails to fascinate. This rare vine is native to South Africa and boasts a succulent stem that can grow up to 2 meters in length. The stem arises from a fleshy tuberous rootstock and has tiny leaves that measure around 3mm long.

One of the most striking features of the Bushman’s Pipe is its balloon-shaped flowers, which resemble a tobacco pipe and can grow up to 8cm long. This unusual plant is a true conversation starter and will add an exotic touch to any collection. It is best grown as a container or hanging plant, especially in spaces with limited room such as verandas or balconies. It thrives in direct sunlight for at least 4 hours a day, but can also adapt to partial shade.

Despite its rarity and collectability, the Bushman’s Pipe is a fairly hardy plant, as long as it is watered thoroughly and regularly. Its unique appearance and easy-to-care-for nature make it a popular choice for plant enthusiasts and collectors alike. However, it is important to note that this plant is not just a visual treat; it also has a somewhat cheeky name, the “Horny Devil,” which is left to the imagination of the beholder.


105 mm pot, 90 mm pot, Cutting, Rooted Cutting