Ceropegia woodii 15cm
If you're looking for an easy-care, unique and attractive houseplant, you can't go wrong with the heart string plant (Ceropegia woodii).
This evergreen, succulent, trailing liana is perfect for planting in hanging baskets or in pots on shelves or windowsills. It is a long-lived and fast-growing plant, and the spreading tendrils can hang several meters down once fully grown.
The heart-shaped, fleshy, grey-green leaves have a striking marbled pattern and the thin, wispy tendrils have a signature shade of purple.
If you're a lover of large, showy blooms, the cord of hearts vine won't be for you. However, the blossoms on this plant are still interesting. They are tubular and about an inch long, have a bulbous base and form into embedded beads, which explains one of the common names - the rosary vine.
The flowers are usually a pale magenta color and, although they tend to flower most profusely in late summer and fall, they may also appear at other times of the year.
While most commonly grown as a houseplant, the string of hearts plant is sometimes grown as a spreading groundcover, in rock gardens, or to cascade down walls in warm Mediterranean climates.
With the right warm conditions, moisture levels and filtered light, the String of Hearts plant is fast growing and will flower profusely. She is known to be robust and is a good plant for inexperienced houseplant growers as she can withstand periods of neglect relatively well.
If you place your heart string plant somewhere where he gets bright, but dim, filtered sunlight, you will see the best results in terms of growth and flower production.
Soil String of heart plants
Heart string plants thrive in well-drained cacti potting mixes . While they appreciate decent fertility, if the mixture is too rich, the plants can start to look straggly.
If you use a regular potting mixture, it will require additions of things like pumice or perlite to make sure it has adequate drainage.
Although the heartstring is drought tolerant, it likes to be watered more often than many other succulents. Allow the soil to dry between waterings, then give a deep watering. Too much water can lead to swollen foliage, leaf drop, and the growth habit can become messy.
It is vital that your heartstring plant does not stand in standing water. This is a quick way to kill them off, and excellent drainage is vital.
Temperature and Humidity
While these plants can handle temperatures as low as 7 degrees for a short time, they are they cannot withstand prolonged exposure to the cold, especially if they have not retained sufficient moisture.
Likewise, however, string of hearts plants do not like intense heat. Warm temperatures and good air circulation give the best results. These plants do not appreciate high humidity in their hibernation phase.
Your heart string plant will appreciate regular feeding with a fertilizer specially designed for succulents. This will be one that is not high in nitrogen, as too much of this can cause the plants to become too soft.
Botanical name Ceropegia woodii Altitude 15cm Pot size 10cm Place Parashadow Water requirement Keep moist Toxic Animal Friendly Repot Every 3 years Packaging Special plants mail box Maintenance Beginner