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Hanging Hearts

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:


Southwest Africa.


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. Click here to buy Hanging Heart plant.

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