Ceropegia woodii

Ceropegia woodii

  • Aka: chinese lantern, string of hearts
  • Origin: South Africa, Zimbabwe - toxic
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Temperature: 22-28°C, Hardiness: 11- 12, Humidity: 50-70%

Pretty and dainty succulent type heart-shaped leaves on trailing vines with dark pink vase-shaped flowers during the summer months.

Easy to propagate by seed or replanting a tuber which grows on the stems back into the soil, or by cuttings or by looping a vine from the mother plant back into the soil. Needs bright, filtered light. Likes moist to dry soil and then to water thoroughly, although is not high on water consumption so take care to check moisture levels before watering. Fertilize only during spring, growing period and repot using a shallow pot with cactus or 50% potting soil with 50% sand and perlite mix. Lower light will result in pale leaves.

Prone to aphids, mealybugs, root-rot

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