String Of Hearts
Chain Of Hearts, Heart Vine, Hearts Entangled, Hearts On A String, Rosary Plant, Rosary Vine, Sweetheart Vine
Ceropegia woodii is a tuberous, evergreen perennial species that produces long, trailing shoots bearing heart-shaped succulent leaves and it is commonly known by the name String of Hearts. These tend to be green in colour, patterned with silvery-grey and purple on the underside. Flowers are lantern-shaped and pink-purple in colour, they measure approximately 2cm in length. This species is a very popular houseplant due to its delicate foliage. This plant looks amazing in a hanging basket, allow the leaves to cascade over the edges for a spectacular visual.
Generally not harvested.
Take leaf cuttings or stem segments.
Sow seed at 19-24C (66-75F) in early spring.
Loam, Sand, Gravel, Chalk
Soil PH preference
Can be attacked by aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and suffer from basal rot.
Plant with other succulent species that have a similar climatic requirement.