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String of Spades

Ceropegia woodii 'String of Spades'

Also known as

String of Hearts, Ceropegia woodii 'Heartless', Ceropegia linearis woodii 'Heartless', Ceropegia Mini Star, String of Spades, Rosary Vine, String of Hearts Durban

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H3-H1c

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

1m

5cm

Min

20cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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String of Spades Overview

String of Spades is considered a Ceropegia woodii cultivar, its likely a hybrid but the taxonomy is currently still to be investigated. This attractive plant produces distinctive green, patterned, spade-shaped leaves and may have some purple flushing on the undersides. Ceropegia woodii 'String of Spades' is a tuberous, evergreen perennial that produces long, trailing shoots with spade-shaped, succulent leaves. Flowers are lantern-shaped and pink-purple in colour, they measure approximately 2cm in length. Its distinctive leaves and attractive trailing habit make it a great houseplant, it's less commonly found compared to the classic String of Hearts. This plant looks amazing in a hanging basket; allow the leaves to cascade over the edges for a spectacular visual!

Common problems with String of Spades

String of Spades Companion Plants

Plant with other succulent species that have a similar climatic requirement.

How to propagate String of Spades

Cuttings

Take leaf cuttings or stem segments.

Seed

Sow seed at 19-24C (66-75F) in early spring.

Special features of String of Spades

Attractive leaves

Attractive foliage plant

Drought resistant

Succulent leaves serve as water storage organs.

Pot plant

Good container plants, place in semi-shaded position and ensure good drainage for best results. Often grown inside as a houseplant, but requires good levels of sunlight.