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Plant Know-How: Ceropegia woodii

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Ceropegia woodii, or String of Hearts, is a favorite among many plant collectors. Ceropegia woodii gets it common name because of its adorable, succulent heart shaped leaves. We understand why it's well loved! Ceropegia woodii is a plant that loves a lot of bright light and can even handle some direct sun. If you have a bright, hot spot in your home Ceropegia woodii is a great plant for you! This is a plant that can grow to impressive lengths, so make sure you've got the space to let it really trail! A well kept, lengthy Ceropegia woodii makes for a beautiful cascading specimen. If you want to cultivate the trailing Ceropegia woodii of your dreams we've got all of the information here for you to reach your plant goals!
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Light: Ceropegia woodii needs bright indirect light to thrive. It can handle some direct sun but should be shielded from late afternoon direct sun to avoid sunburn.

Water: Only water your Ceropegia woodii once it is completely dry. Ceropegia woodii should be watered regularly in the summer and very infrequently during the winter. If you need some help knowing when to water your plant a moisture meter is a helpful tool that can take out some of the guesswork!

The Best Soil for CeropegiaCeropegia grow best in a chunky, fast-draining soil. Our Desert Potting Mix is a great choice!

Is Ceropegia woodii pet-safe? Ceropegia are non-toxic, so they're safe for curious pets who may take a bite. They can grow to be quite long though, which may serve as a temptation to inquisitive furry friends- use caution in placement. Looking for more pet-safe plants? Check out the  Pet Safe category of the Plant Care Compendium

Did you know? Ceropegia woodii is in the Asclepiadoideae family, the same family as Hoya and Dischidia!

Want to bring home this sweet succulent plant? We have several types and sizes of Ceropegia woodii available in-store and online for shipping!