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String Of Hearts

Ceropegia woodii

Also known as

Hearts On A String, Heart Vine, Sweetheart Vine, Chain Of Hearts

Ceropegia woodii leaves and flowers by Céropégia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°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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A photo of String Of Hearts

Overview

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.

Common problems

Companion plants

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

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

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.