String Of Hearts

Ceropegia woodii

Chain Of Hearts, Heart Vine, Hearts Entangled, Hearts On A String, Rosary Plant, Rosary Vine, Sweetheart Vine

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take leaf cuttings or stem segments.

Seed

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

Special features

Attractive leaves
Drought resistant
Pot plant

Environment

Light

Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Gravel, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Apocynaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purples

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and suffer from basal rot.

Companion plants

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