English name:Hanging Hearts
Latin name:Ceropegia Woodii
About me:My beautiful heart shaped leaves are what gives me my name. I am often mistaken for a pothos but the tips of my leaves are pointier and glossy.
Useful to know:
I don't get that tall because my tendrils trail downwards, but they can grow as long as two metres and pretty quickly too!
I like bright light but not too much direct light as this will cause discolouration on my leaves.
I can tolerate drought, but keep me fairly moist for best results. I need less water in the winter.
Protect me from draughts and keep me warm.
Give me some weak, all-purpose fertiliser during the warmer months.
If I'm getting too long or a bit straggly, take sharp shears and give me a trim.
When I arrive, gently unfurl my coils and tease my vines away from the pot, so as not to damage them too much.
I am thought to be pet-safe but this has not been proven, so your call!
The reason I trail so well is because I adapted to live on African mountainsides.