String of Hearts Variegata
Variegated String of Hearts, aka Ceropegia woodii Variegata, is a trailing, succulent-like plant native to South Africa. Its stems have a beautiful purple hue while the leaves contain stunning silver markings with pink and cream variegation. The delicate heart-shaped foliage and slender vines can reach up to 12' long in its natural environment and have earned this plant many nicknames, including Rosary Vine and Sweetheart Vine.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in a terrarium.
All varieties of String of Hearts plants store water in their leaves, so a good indicator to watch for, when determining the next time to water your plant, is the leaves beginning to soften and look a little wilted and deflated.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.