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Ceropegia woodii (Chain of hearts, Rosary vine)

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Plant description

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Ceropegia woodii, the chain-of-hearts vine, is an evergreen succulent pendulous vine, popular for hanging baskets. It is very hardy and tolerant of neglect. It grows to 10 cms high, and spills down to 2 to 4 metres in length. It is frost tender, so is suitable for tropical and sub-tropical climates. It can also be grown in temperate areas in a sheltered, warm spot.

Chain of hearts needs a well drained soil, as standing in water may lead to root rot. It likes a partly shaded position. Deeper shade leads to paler coloured foliage, more light deepend the leaf colour.

Propagation is from tip cuttings, and from division.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink and purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.1 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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