Also referred to as “rosary vine,” string of hearts thrives in an outdoor, indoor or greenhouse environment. Provide your Ceropegia woodii with the proper soil, water and fertilizer to ensure it thrives inside your home.
String of hearts, or Ceropegia woodii, is a befitting name for this cascading member of the milkweed subfamily. Native to parts of southern Africa, the plant features fleshy, heart-shaped leaves and 1-inch, bulbous flowers. Pairs of heart-shaped leaves grow about every 3 in (8 cm) along the slender stems. Decorative all on their own, the leaves are splotched with a lacey pattern of white on the top and are purple underneath. Display it in a hanging basket to show off those long, heart-studded vines.