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Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii (Hearts on a string)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii

Other names

Hearts on a string, Hearts entangled, Heart vine, Rosary plant, Rosary vine, String of hearts, Sweetheart vine, Chain of hearts, Ceropegia woodii

Genus

Ceropegia Ceropegia

Species

C. linearis subsp. woodii - C. linearis subsp. woodii is a tender, tuberous, evergreen, succulent perennial with long, trailing stems bearing heart-shaped, grey-marked, fleshy, dark green leaves, purple beneath, and, in summer, tubular, pale pink flowers, swollen at the base and tipped with dark purple hairs.


Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii is: Evergreen

Habit

Trailing, Prostrate

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Flushed white, Dark-green, Flushed purple in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs , Scale insects Aphids , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Basal rot Basal rot

General care

Pruning

Little to no pruning necessary.

Propagation

Sow seed at 19-24C (66-75F) in early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Leaf cuttings, Stem segments


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Where to grow

Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii (Hearts on a string) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Greenhouse, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Containers

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in poor, humus-rich, sharply drained loam in partial shade. Grow under glass in a mix of 1 part each leaf mould, loam, & peat and 2 parts sharp sand in bright filtered light. In growth, water moderately and feed a low-nitrogen fertiliser 2 or 3 times.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii

Other names

Hearts on a string, Hearts entangled, Heart vine, Rosary plant, Rosary vine, String of hearts, Sweetheart vine, Chain of hearts, Ceropegia woodii

Genus

Ceropegia Ceropegia

Species

C. linearis subsp. woodii - C. linearis subsp. woodii is a tender, tuberous, evergreen, succulent perennial with long, trailing stems bearing heart-shaped, grey-marked, fleshy, dark green leaves, purple beneath, and, in summer, tubular, pale pink flowers, swollen at the base and tipped with dark purple hairs.

Native to

South Africa

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Trailing, Prostrate

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Flushed white, Dark-green, Flushed purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Basal rot

General care

Pruning

Little to no pruning necessary.

Propagation

Sow seed at 19-24C (66-75F) in early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Leaf cuttings, Stem segments


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii (Hearts on a string) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Greenhouse, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Containers

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in poor, humus-rich, sharply drained loam in partial shade. Grow under glass in a mix of 1 part each leaf mould, loam, & peat and 2 parts sharp sand in bright filtered light. In growth, water moderately and feed a low-nitrogen fertiliser 2 or 3 times.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii (Hearts on a string)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus pandurus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii (Hearts on a string)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus hospes

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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