Ceropegia woodii is a trailing succulent-like plant native to South Africa. The delicate heart-shaped foliage and slender vines can reach up to 4m long in its natural environment, and has earned this plant many nicknames, including The String of Hearts, Rosary Vine and Sweetheart Vine.
Place your String of Hearts where it can receive plenty of bright indirect light. Small doses of direct sun are good, however too much direct sun can scorch the leaves. This plant is not suitable for lower light environments. A few feet removed from a southern or western-facing window is ideal, or directly in a northern or eastern-facing window will also suffice.
In addition to its attractive leaves, it also produces small, bead-like tubers or bulbs at intervals along the vine giving it the appearance of a rosary. These bulbs can be planted like seeds to grow new plants quickly and easily. Tuck them into the soil around the parent plant or place them in new pots and you’ll have a new rosary plant almost before you know it.
The plant may bloom at any time but is most likely to bloom during the summer months and into the autumn. After blooming, the plant rests until springtime.
As semi-succulent they are drought tolerant and simple to care for. These plants like to be watered sparingly, especially in the wintertime. Allow the soil to nearly dry out and then water thoroughly.
Please note that the photo is indicative, each plant has different shape and size.
Unfortunately, these plants cannot be sent and are collect from our Athens store only!
Dimensions: pot size Ø 7 cm / vine height 30 cm (approx)