String of Hearts – 4″
Known also as Rosary Vine, Sweetheart Vine, String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is a trailing succulent-like plant native to South Africa. The delicate heart-shaped foliage and slender vines can reach up to 12′ long in its natural environment. The new growth and stems are often tinged pink, and its blooms are pale magenta with deep purple centers.
Water: Medium. Allow the top 2” of soil to dry out between watering.
Sun: Medium to Bright Indirect. Small doses of direct sun are good, however too much direct sun can scorch the leaves.
Plant Parent Care Tips:
- String of Hearts loves to trail! Try a hanging basket placed near the window for a stunning look.
- String of Hearts is semi-succulent and can tolerate periods of drought. These plants store water in their leaves, so a good indicator that it needs water is that its leaves beginning to soften and look a little wilted and deflated.
- Rotate your plant periodically to ensure even growth on all sides and dust the leaves often so the plant can photosynthesize efficiently. When dusting the leaves, also take the opportunity to inspect the undersides and keep an eye out for pests.
- For placement, 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
Pets: Pet friendly!