String of Spades
Ceropegia linearis ssp. 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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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.