Ceropegia Woodii Variegata 'String of Hearts'

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Basic Info

Ceropegia Woodii Variegata is also commonly known as ‘String of Hearts’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to 91 cm (31″) tall. The plant is mostly hearth shaped with leaves that are green but yellow on the outside but these leaves can turn slightly pink when correctly stressed.

Scientific Classification

Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Ceropegia


Care and Propagation Information



When watering the Ceropegia Woodii Variegata (or String of Hearts) be careful it is a plant that is sensitive to over-watering. It is a plant that needs to be thoroughly drenched in water and dried before watering again. The plant should be water mostly between Spring to Fall, let the plant dry thoroughly before watering again.

General Care for Ceropegia Woodii Variegata ‘String of Hearts’


What kind of a plant carer should select the Ceropegia Woodii Variegata ‘String of Hearts’? It is perfect for a beginner plant grower. The plant does best when cared for indoor in a proper light home. If planted outdoors, it will look beautiful in a garden that needs a bit more color. 

Quick Facts:

Where to Plant

The String of Hearts is a plant that grows easiest in free-draining gritty compost. The plant does not handle cold well, so if you live an area that is colder than 4,5°C (40° F ) use a succulent container. It makes it easier to transport the plant indoor and outdoor.

Ceropegia Woodii Variegata is a plant that requires up to 6 hours of sun when planted inside keep it on a window ledge. That means a south-facing window for most of us.

How to Propagate Ceropegia Woodii Variegata ‘String of Hearts’

Learning how to propagate Ceropegia Woodii Variegata ‘String of Hearts’, begin by selecting a sturdy, healthy leaf. Then remove the stem (tube) from the main plant, cut the stem off with a sharp knife. The String of Hearts is one of the species that easily drop its leaves; it can, however, be challenging to manage the plant once it grows.

Once the leaf is off the Ceropegia Woodii Variegata, let it sit for a few days before placing in nutritious and well-drained soil. The soil should be drenched thoroughly, never let the soil dry. Once the plant’s root has started to appear, let the plant take its time to grow.

Origin and Habitat

Ceropegia Woodii Variegata (or ‘String of Hearts’) is known to be native to South Africa, Swaziland, and even Zimbabwe