[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]
[String of Hearts]

Thando [String of Hearts]

Ceropegia woodii

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With sweet little heart shaped leaves trailing their way down vines that can reach metres, it's no wonder this plant is a firm favourite. The fleshy succulent-like leaves are purple on the underside, with a beautiful silvery shimmer on top. Ceropegia woodii is indigenous too!

Comes in a 12cm grow pot. Decorative pots sold separately.


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Caring for Thando

Light

The trick is good light! But not direct sunlight. A spot by an east or north facing window, or a metre or so away from the window is ideal. Outside it can grow in dappled-shade. If there are large gaps between the leaves, making the vine look wiry, and if the leaves fade in colour with less marbling, it's getting too little light.

Water & humidity

Too much water is the kiss of death for this plant. Let it dry out before watering again. Although this plant is not technically a succulent, it should be treated like one.

Feeding

Feed with a little fertiliser at half strength 1 - 2 times during summer. Don't feed in winter.

Re-potting & propagating

String of Hearts grows from tubers that can be lifted and replanted. Small tubers that look like little beads or knobs are also produced along the vine. Twist the vine back up into the soil and pin the tuber down just below the surface (or lay ontop of the soil & cover with a fine layer of sandy succulent mix). It will quickly root, making your plant appear fuller. You can also propagate from cuttings, first placing them in water to root, then plant them in the same pot to fill it out, or grow a new plant. 

Atrium Top Tip

If placing your vine outside, expose it to greater light exposure gradually. Bring inside at the first sign of frost. String of Hearts is not naturally a bushy plant, in nature the vines trail along the ground over rocky patches & ledges in mountain forests.

Quirky plant fact

The tubers are consumed for their water content by porcupines, rodents, baboons and even insects. In Zulu culture the stems and leaves are crushed and used to treat chest pains caused by poisoning.