The Ceropegia woodii is a succulent part of the Asclepiadoideae native to South Africa. When one observes the shape of its tiny leaves, the Chain of Hearts common name becomes more than obvious!
Its long and slender purplish stems produce strings of tiny leaves, light pink on one side and dark green marbled with silver on the other. Its summer lantern-looking blooms will appear between the leaves. Whether it is hanging or not, the Ceropegia woodii’s effect is spectacular, thus is popularity!
The Ceropegia woodii thrives on humidity and heat, especially during summer months. Make sure it benefits from good luminosity, but keep it away from direct sun which could scorch its foliage. As for watering, give it a drink when its soil dries up at the first third of the pot.
When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.
Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.
* planter not included