Ceropegia Woodii, String of Hearts


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Discover the enchanting beauty of the String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii), a trailing succulent-like plant that originates from the captivating landscapes of South Africa. This delightful plant features delicate, heart-shaped foliage and slender vines extending up to 12 feet in its natural habitat. Due to its distinctive appearance and endearing characteristics, the String of Hearts has garnered several lovely names, including Rosary Vine and Sweetheart Vine.

String of Hearts captivates plant enthusiasts with its graceful cascading vines and charming heart-shaped leaves. Embrace the charming allure of the String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) with its trailing growth habit and distinctive foliage, which effortlessly adds a touch of charm to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether displayed in hanging baskets, cascading from shelves, or trained to climb, this plant creates a mesmerizing visual display that will captivate all who behold it.

Native to South Africa, the String of Hearts has adapted to survive in arid conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance choice for succulent lovers. 

Indulge in the beauty of the String of Hearts and bring a touch of South African charm to your botanical collection. Explore our selection and witness the allure of this trailing succulent as it gracefully weaves its way into your heart and home.

How to Care String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii):


Light: Ceropegia woodii, commonly known as the String of Hearts, thrives in bright indirect light, making it an ideal choice for well-lit indoor spaces. However, a gentle touch of direct early morning or evening sunlight can significantly enhance the contrast and saturation of its leaves.

Water: Maintaining a balance in watering is crucial for the well-being of your String of Hearts. Allowing the soil to dry partially between two waterings is essential. You can easily determine the moisture level by conducting a simple test. Dip your finger (an inch) into the soil, if the soil is dry, it indicates the need for watering. However, if the soil retains slight dampness, it is advisable to postpone watering for a few more days. By following this method, you can effectively regulate the watering schedule and ensure the optimal growth of your String of Hearts.

Temperatures: String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) flourishes in standard room temperature conditions, typically ranging between 18-24°C (64-75°F). This temperature range provides an ideal environment for the plant's growth and overall health.

Humidity: While the String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) appreciates higher humidity levels, it generally adapts well to normal household conditions. This plant can tolerate average humidity levels found in most homes. However, if the air in your home tends to be excessively dry, especially during winter months or in arid climates, you may consider providing some additional humidity for your String of Hearts.

Toxic to pets and children: No

Air purifying: Yes

Soil: We recommend using Cacti and Succulents Soil mix.

How to Propagate String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii):

Propagating the String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) can be accomplished through several methods. One simple and popular technique involves rooting the cuttings in water. To do this, take fresh cuttings and place them in water. Ensure that the cut ends are submerged. Over time, the cuttings will develop roots, and once the roots are well-established, they can be transferred to soil for further growth.

If you prefer to propagate directly in the soil, the process is similar. Take cuttings of a suitable length and place them in moist soil. Water the pot thoroughly and then maintain the soil slightly damp to promote root development. 

Regardless of the method chosen, regular monitoring of moisture levels and ensuring the cuttings receive adequate light (but not direct sunlight) will help facilitate healthy root growth.


Nursery pot 6cm | Decorative pot not included.


Please note: Upon receiving a String of Hearts plant, it is crucial to handle it with care. The vines are usually coiled by the growers to protect them during transit. To prevent excessive vine loss, gently unfurl the coils and separate the vines around the pot. Give the coils a few days to hang undisturbed before continuing to delicately separate the vines. Although some leaf loss may occur, the plant's fast growth rate allows for quick regeneration. Remember to exercise patience and handle the plant gently to ensure the best outcome for your String of Hearts.


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