Ceropegia woodii

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Ceropegia woodii, commonly known as string of hearts, is a dainty house plant with small, heart-shaped leaves which hang off long, thread-like stems. This hanging plant has variegated green-grey foliage with purple undersides and produces tiny purple tubular flowers.

Size: 8 cm diameter


Light: Bright filtered sun or bright indirect light

Humidity: Moderate

Temperature: 8-24ºC

Watering: Allow the top 2-3 cm of the compost to dry between waterings when the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Allow all the compost to dry completely in winter if light levels are lower.

Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a balanced liquid fertilizer every 6 weeks from spring through summer, or whenever you can see active growth.

Soil: Cactus compost or a very well draining soil mix.

Troubleshooting: Leaves may lose their coloration if light levels are too low. We'd recommend watering this plant from the bottom, so as to avoid the leaves at the top staying in contact with wet soil for prolonged periods.

Tip: This plant is safe around pets. Keep it away from direct sunlight and drafts. You can display it in a hanging pot or on a shelf and allow the stems to cascade down. Make sure the entire plant is exposed to light, and not just the cascading stems. This will prevent the top leaves from falling off.