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Scientific Name: Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii
Pronunciation: seer-oh-PEEJ-ee-uh lin-ee-AIR-iss subspecies WOOD-ee-eye
Common Name: string of hearts, rosary vine
Family Name: Asclepiadaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Stems thin, trailing; leaves opposite, heart-shaped, entire margins, pointed tip, dark green, often with silvery variegation, about 2 cm long; flowers arise one per node, tubular with swollen base, pinkish with darker protruding anthers, about 2 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Pendulous
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:< 0.1m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
string of hearts, rosary vine
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Purple
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Mucronate, Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Pink, (Brown stamens)
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Tubular flowers

Fruit Type: Follicle
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves, Tuberous roots
Propagation: Stem/cane cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mealybugs, Root rot, Scale insects,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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