Ceropegia woodii - String of Hearts
It doesn't get much trendier & passionate than the String of Hearts.
Common Names: String of Hearts, Rosary Vine, Sweetheart Vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of Hearts, Hearts on a String, Keepsake Heart
Origin: South Africa
Growth: Trailing vine
Light: Bright, filtered
Foot Candles: 175 - 250
Water: When completely dry
Humidity: 40% - 70%
Temperature: 16°C - 28°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Hanging basket
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed, cuttings, or bulbils
Interiorscape Use: Attractive trailing plant, employee personal plant, reception
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when overwatered. Bulb can outgrow pot.
Comments: A prized plant for many collectors, this stunner displays both beautiful foliage and interesting flowers. Ceropegia woodii will develop tubers in the soil that can get quite large over time so it is important to plant into a container that will not hinder the eventual transplant later on. It can also develop ‘bulbils’ along the vining stems that appear as bulbous growths. These are completely normal and act as a water storage device for the plant.