About String of Hearts
This plant is named for its heart-shaped leaves resembling a chain of hearts growing from the pot. The string of hearts is a lovely indoor plant, boasting variegated colors and whimsical-looking vines.
String of hearts plants look best in a hanging basket or when placed on a high shelf so their vines can trail over the side. While they are a bit finicky when it comes to sunlight, watering, and fertilizer, once you get to know your new plant, they are easy to care for and child- and pet-friendly.
The string of hearts is known in the scientific world as Ceropegia (also known as Ceropegia woodii). This hanging plant is part of the Apocynaceae family.
String of hearts plants are considered succulents, which are tracheophytes. Tracheophytes are vascular plants, meaning they can conduct water and food throughout the plant’s root, stem, and leaf systems.
These plants are also considered caudiciform plants, meaning they have a short, swollen basil-form stem used for water storage. Their underground roots may develop tubers, which also aid in water storage for these plants.
These plants are native to South Africa and Zimbabwe.
String of hearts plants are trailing vines with grey-green heart-shaped leaves that are typically variegated with white. Some even have a pinkish hue to their underside and around the edges.
Under the right conditions, the plants will flower, yielding pink, tubular flowers. The long vines and marbled patterns make this a very attractive addition to your home.
Types Of String of Hearts Plants
There are several varieties of string of hearts. Some of the most popular include:
Variegated string of hearts
String of spades (Durban)
Cerepogia linearis (string of needles)
String of Hearts Styling
Because of their long, hanging vines, this plant looks impressive in hanging baskets. They also make great additions to bookshelves, end tables, or kitchen and bathroom shelves.
Placing the plants somewhere their long stems can hang freely and will not be susceptible to damage (whether from a pet or accidental touching) is best.