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Ceropegia woodii – String of Hearts
Ceropegia woodii ssp. Woodii has small heart shaped leaves with a delightful green lace pattern that grow in opposite pairs along a trailing vine. The pinkish-purple undersides of the leaves and stems add a romantic hue.
Also known as Rosary Vine or Chain of Hearts, Ceropegia woodii is not truly a succulent, but it does store water in its stems and plant care is very similar to that of a succulent. String of Hearts is extremely easy to look after and very tolerant of neglect. It is a perfect plant for hanging baskets.
Light: Bright light, including some direct early morning or evening sunlight, will enhance the color.
Water: Drought tolerant, but for best results keep the soil lightly moist. Water sparingly in winter. Do not over-water.
Temperature: Normal room temperature anywhere between 18-24°C. Protect from draughts.
Humidity: Will enjoy raised humidity levels but most of the time they are happy in normal household conditions.
Care Tips: Trim back some of the vines if they become too straggly.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 10cm with trailing stems up to 2 meters. Relatively fast growing.
Toxicity: Not known to be toxic, however keep away from animals to be on the safe side.