Plant Care Parachute Flower

Parachute Flower

Also known as

Parachute Plant, Parachute Plant, parachute flower, fountain flower, Sanderson's Ceropegia and Umbrella Plant


Ceropegia sandersonii

How to care for Parachute Flower


How often to water your Parachute Flower

Water needs for Parachute Flower
0.5 cups
every 12

Parachute Flower needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Parachute Flower

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Parachute Flower in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

51% Low

Growing Parachute Flower in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Parachute Flower in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Parachute Flower in San Jose, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.1% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 23.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Parachute Flower in San Jose, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Parachute Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Parachute Flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Parachute Flower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.


How to fertilize Parachute Flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Parachute Flower: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Parachute Flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Parachute Flower

Nutrient needs for plant Parachute Flower in San Jose, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in San Jose is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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Care Summary for Parachute Flower

Parachute Flower

Parachute Flower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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