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Plant Know-How: Ceropegia woodii variegata

Two Ceropegia woodii variegata plants sitting next to each other with a terracotta red tile wall behind them. Small, heart shape leaves have splashes of sage green, pink, purple, and white color. One pot sits on it's side for a closer look at the leaves. The other is upright, sitting in a peach colored pot.

Ceropegia woodii variegata, also know as variegated "String of Hearts", is a sought after variety due to its striking coloration, with splashes of pink, white, and even purple across its sagey green leaves. Ceropegia woodii gets it common name because of its adorable, succulent, heart shaped leaves. We understand why it's well loved! Ceropegia are plants that need a lot of bright light and can even handle some direct sun. If you have a bright, warm spot in your home, like a windowsill with some protection from afternoon sun, any Ceropegia 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 makes for a beautiful cascading specimen. If you want to cultivate the trailing Ceropegia woodii variegata of your dreams we've got all of the information here for you to reach your plant goals!

Small pot of Ceropegia woodii variegata plant sits on light wood surface with terracotta red tile wall behind it. Heart shaped plant leaves have splashes of pink, sage green, purple, and white visible.


Light requirements for Ceropegia: Ceropegia woodii variegata needs very bright indirect light to moderate direct sun thrive. Shield from late afternoon direct sun to avoid sunburn. Outdoors, Ceropegia do best in shade. 

Watering tips for Ceropegia: Only water your Ceropegia woodii once it is completely dry (all the way to the bottom of the pot). 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!