5 years to reach maturity
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
Take leaf cuttings or stem segments.
Sow seed at 19-24C (66-75F) in early spring.
Special features of String of Spades
Attractive foliage plant
Succulent leaves serve as water storage organs.
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.