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Introducing the variegated string of hearts, known as Ceropegia woodii variegata, which is a stunning trailing succulent variety of the Ceropegia genus that is extremely easy to grow indoors.

The variegated string of hearts is known by various common names, including sweetheart vine, hearts entangled, the variegated string of hearts, the rosary vine, the chain of hearts, and a rosary plant.     


The variegated string of hearts is seriously one of the most unique and hardy vining succulents out there. 

The heart-shaped leaves with purple undersides are just gorgeous, and they grow on these tough, wire-like stems that trail so nicely. And get this - those vines can grow up to 12 feet long.

The hearts on a string are dark green with pink and silver variegation or creamy-white variegation, making them stand out even more.

This little variegated string of hearts plant also produces tiny bead-like tubers along its vine that give it the appearance of a rosary heart. This variegated version of the Ceropegia woodii is perfect for hanging baskets and brings an exotic touch to any space.

The variegated string of hearts flowers are spectacular tubular, small pink or purple that bloom from late winter to early spring.

If all of that wasn't enough to win you over, just picture how stunning those olive-green leaves with gray mottling and white variegation will look when they turn pink in the bright sun-how precious!

The variegated string of hearts propagation can be done through stem cuttings or division of the plant. It is important to ensure that the cuttings have at least one node and are placed in well-draining soil to encourage root growth.

Watering Needs 

The variegated string of hearts is able to withstand long periods of drought by storing water in its fleshy leaves and stem, and it still looks fabulous.

From spring to fall, you can give your string of hearts a good soak when the soil mix becomes dry. And get this, in the winter months; you only need to water sparingly about once a month!  

Whenever you touch the soil, if it feels like a desert with no sign of moisture, or if those cute little leaves of the variegated string of hearts start to look wrinkled or shriveled up - that's when you know your strings of hearts are thirsty!

If you have this stunning trailing succulent in a container, make sure to water it more often than those planted in the ground.

So, it's important to monitor the soil moisture level, adjust the watering schedule as needed, and avoid overly wet soil.

Light Requirements 

When grown indoors, place your variegated string of hearts in the sunniest place in your house. This string of hearts may benefit from shade in consistently hot climates. It is ideal to grow this succulent in a west- or a few feet away from a south-facing window. 

If you are growing it outdoors, your variegated string of hearts should be planted in bright, indirect sunlight and needs a minimum of 5-6 hours of bright light daily.

In bright light, the leaf will be more pronounced, with a white or light green variegation pattern that even turns pink. It can also tolerate low light, but the leaf will be more green and have less variegation. 

String plants have uniform spacing between leaves and flowers, while plants lacking this uniformity often result from maintenance errors like insufficient light or overwatering, causing blank spaces.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right soil for your adorable variegated string of hearts plant, you need to be careful! You see, the amount of moisture in the soil can literally make or break your little growing hearts. That's why we at Planet Desert have got your back with our specialized succulent potting mix. This organic substrate has mycorrhizae which help grow a healthy root system. As an okay alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, and good natural potting soil.

The natural balanced fertilizers with NPK (5-10-5) are the best choice as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption. So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your variegated string of hearts plants some love with a good natural fertilizer! 

Hardiness Zones & More 

When growing indoors, the variegated string of hearts should ideally be kept between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit to promote healthy growth. Hailing from South Africa, the variegated string of hearts is a tropical plant that is typically grown indoors. It is important to avoid placing the plant near drafty windows or heating vents, as extreme temperature fluctuations can stress the plant.

If grown outdoors, it grows best in USDA zone 11-12.  This string of hearts cannot handle frost, cold, or freezing temperatures, so make sure it doesn't get below 45 F in its environment. 

They prefer constant temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate triple digits in the summer, so don't worry if your heart plant gets too hot. Therefore, it is a relatively hardy and adaptable plant that can thrive best in a variety of indoor settings with proper care. 

RELATED ARTICLE

For full care instructions - Please See our article - String of Hearts Plant ‘How to Care and Grow’for more details on how to take care of and discover interesting characteristics.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the variegated string of hearts (Ceropegia woodii variegata) is gaining quite a bit of popularity among plant lovers these days. Its unique and eye-catching foliage, featuring heart-shaped leaves with beautiful variegation, makes it a real showstopper. This trailing plant is perfect for hanging baskets or as a cascading addition to shelves and windowsills. When it comes to care, the variegated string of hearts prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It's a succulent, so it's important not to overwater it. Just give it a drink when the top inch of soil feels dry. With a little love and attention, this plant will thrive and bring a touch of charm to any space!

Don't miss out on adding this string of hearts to your collection, it is for sale here at Planet Desert. Order now and enjoy its beauty for years to come.

Bloom Season Late winter, early spring
Botanical Name Ceropegia woodii 'variegata'
Common Name Variegated String of Hearts
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Pink, purple
Genus Ceropegia
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 11, 12
Mature Size 12 ft. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix.
Special Features Showy flowers, easy to grow
Sun Exposure Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of String of Hearts

The variegated string of hearts is relatively resistant to pests.  It doesn't happen very often for you to have problems with it. Let's go over the ones that might appear! 

Wilted leaves: Overwatering is a common problem that can cause the root rot and the leaves to become discolored and wilted. To prevent overwatering, allow the soil to dry out somewhat between waterings and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water. 

Mushy leaves: Fungal or bacterial diseases can also occur, causing the leaves to turn brown or black and become mushy. Avoid overwatering and ensure that the plant has good air circulation to prevent these diseases. 

Pest infestation: Mealybugs and spider mites can be a problem, but can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil. 

 If you notice your variegated string of hearts plant starting to look leggy or sparse, it may be time to give it a trim as part of your regular string of hearts care routine. 

 Overall, the variegated string of hearts is a relatively low-maintenance plant that can thrive with proper care and attention.

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • Is the variegated string of hearts rare? 

    The variegated string of hearts (Ceropegia woodii variegata) is a relatively uncommon cultivar of the more common string of hearts plant.While it is not necessarily rare, it can be more difficult to find than the standard green string of hearts. However, it has become more widely available in recent years as its popularity has grown among houseplant enthusiasts. 

  • Why is the variegated string of hearts more expensive? 

    The variegated string of hearts is often more expensive than the standard green string of hearts due to its unique and attractive variegation pattern. The variegation consists of creamy white, pale pink, or yellow stripes that run along the edges of the leaves, which can be quite striking and eye-catching. Additionally, the variegated string of hearts can be more difficult to propagate than the standard green variety, which can make it more scarce and therefore more expensive. Finally, the variegated string of hearts has become increasingly popular in recent years, which has driven up demand and prices.

  • Can a variegated string of hearts take full sun? 

    The variegated string of hearts prefers plenty of bright, indirect light for at least 5-6 hours each day to pronounce their variegation, but can tolerate some direct sunlight in the morning or evening hours. However, it is not recommended to expose the plant to full sun, as this can cause the leaves to scorch and become damaged. If you want to place the plant in a sunny location, it's best to provide some shade during the hottest part of the day or to filter the light through a sheer curtain or shade cloth. 

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Introducing the variegated string of hearts, known as Ceropegia woodii variegata, which is a stunning trailing succulent variety of the Ceropegia genus that is extremely easy to grow indoors.

The variegated string of hearts is known by various common names, including sweetheart vine, hearts entangled, the variegated string of hearts, the rosary vine, the chain of hearts, and a rosary plant.     


The variegated string of hearts is seriously one of the most unique and hardy vining succulents out there. 

The heart-shaped leaves with purple undersides are just gorgeous, and they grow on these tough, wire-like stems that trail so nicely. And get this - those vines can grow up to 12 feet long.

The hearts on a string are dark green with pink and silver variegation or creamy-white variegation, making them stand out even more.

This little variegated string of hearts plant also produces tiny bead-like tubers along its vine that give it the appearance of a rosary heart. This variegated version of the Ceropegia woodii is perfect for hanging baskets and brings an exotic touch to any space.

The variegated string of hearts flowers are spectacular tubular, small pink or purple that bloom from late winter to early spring.

If all of that wasn't enough to win you over, just picture how stunning those olive-green leaves with gray mottling and white variegation will look when they turn pink in the bright sun-how precious!

The variegated string of hearts propagation can be done through stem cuttings or division of the plant. It is important to ensure that the cuttings have at least one node and are placed in well-draining soil to encourage root growth.

Watering Needs 

The variegated string of hearts is able to withstand long periods of drought by storing water in its fleshy leaves and stem, and it still looks fabulous.

From spring to fall, you can give your string of hearts a good soak when the soil mix becomes dry. And get this, in the winter months; you only need to water sparingly about once a month!  

Whenever you touch the soil, if it feels like a desert with no sign of moisture, or if those cute little leaves of the variegated string of hearts start to look wrinkled or shriveled up - that's when you know your strings of hearts are thirsty!

If you have this stunning trailing succulent in a container, make sure to water it more often than those planted in the ground.

So, it's important to monitor the soil moisture level, adjust the watering schedule as needed, and avoid overly wet soil.

Light Requirements 

When grown indoors, place your variegated string of hearts in the sunniest place in your house. This string of hearts may benefit from shade in consistently hot climates. It is ideal to grow this succulent in a west- or a few feet away from a south-facing window. 

If you are growing it outdoors, your variegated string of hearts should be planted in bright, indirect sunlight and needs a minimum of 5-6 hours of bright light daily.

In bright light, the leaf will be more pronounced, with a white or light green variegation pattern that even turns pink. It can also tolerate low light, but the leaf will be more green and have less variegation. 

String plants have uniform spacing between leaves and flowers, while plants lacking this uniformity often result from maintenance errors like insufficient light or overwatering, causing blank spaces.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right soil for your adorable variegated string of hearts plant, you need to be careful! You see, the amount of moisture in the soil can literally make or break your little growing hearts. That's why we at Planet Desert have got your back with our specialized succulent potting mix. This organic substrate has mycorrhizae which help grow a healthy root system. As an okay alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, and good natural potting soil.

The natural balanced fertilizers with NPK (5-10-5) are the best choice as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption. So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your variegated string of hearts plants some love with a good natural fertilizer! 

Hardiness Zones & More 

When growing indoors, the variegated string of hearts should ideally be kept between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit to promote healthy growth. Hailing from South Africa, the variegated string of hearts is a tropical plant that is typically grown indoors. It is important to avoid placing the plant near drafty windows or heating vents, as extreme temperature fluctuations can stress the plant.

If grown outdoors, it grows best in USDA zone 11-12.  This string of hearts cannot handle frost, cold, or freezing temperatures, so make sure it doesn't get below 45 F in its environment. 

They prefer constant temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate triple digits in the summer, so don't worry if your heart plant gets too hot. Therefore, it is a relatively hardy and adaptable plant that can thrive best in a variety of indoor settings with proper care. 

RELATED ARTICLE

For full care instructions - Please See our article - String of Hearts Plant ‘How to Care and Grow’for more details on how to take care of and discover interesting characteristics.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the variegated string of hearts (Ceropegia woodii variegata) is gaining quite a bit of popularity among plant lovers these days. Its unique and eye-catching foliage, featuring heart-shaped leaves with beautiful variegation, makes it a real showstopper. This trailing plant is perfect for hanging baskets or as a cascading addition to shelves and windowsills. When it comes to care, the variegated string of hearts prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It's a succulent, so it's important not to overwater it. Just give it a drink when the top inch of soil feels dry. With a little love and attention, this plant will thrive and bring a touch of charm to any space!

Don't miss out on adding this string of hearts to your collection, it is for sale here at Planet Desert. Order now and enjoy its beauty for years to come.

Bloom Season Late winter, early spring
Botanical Name Ceropegia woodii 'variegata'
Common Name Variegated String of Hearts
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Pink, purple
Genus Ceropegia
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 11, 12
Mature Size 12 ft. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix.
Special Features Showy flowers, easy to grow
Sun Exposure Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of String of Hearts

The variegated string of hearts is relatively resistant to pests.  It doesn't happen very often for you to have problems with it. Let's go over the ones that might appear! 

Wilted leaves: Overwatering is a common problem that can cause the root rot and the leaves to become discolored and wilted. To prevent overwatering, allow the soil to dry out somewhat between waterings and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water. 

Mushy leaves: Fungal or bacterial diseases can also occur, causing the leaves to turn brown or black and become mushy. Avoid overwatering and ensure that the plant has good air circulation to prevent these diseases. 

Pest infestation: Mealybugs and spider mites can be a problem, but can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil. 

 If you notice your variegated string of hearts plant starting to look leggy or sparse, it may be time to give it a trim as part of your regular string of hearts care routine. 

 Overall, the variegated string of hearts is a relatively low-maintenance plant that can thrive with proper care and attention.

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • Is the variegated string of hearts rare? 

    The variegated string of hearts (Ceropegia woodii variegata) is a relatively uncommon cultivar of the more common string of hearts plant.While it is not necessarily rare, it can be more difficult to find than the standard green string of hearts. However, it has become more widely available in recent years as its popularity has grown among houseplant enthusiasts. 

  • Why is the variegated string of hearts more expensive? 

    The variegated string of hearts is often more expensive than the standard green string of hearts due to its unique and attractive variegation pattern. The variegation consists of creamy white, pale pink, or yellow stripes that run along the edges of the leaves, which can be quite striking and eye-catching. Additionally, the variegated string of hearts can be more difficult to propagate than the standard green variety, which can make it more scarce and therefore more expensive. Finally, the variegated string of hearts has become increasingly popular in recent years, which has driven up demand and prices.

  • Can a variegated string of hearts take full sun? 

    The variegated string of hearts prefers plenty of bright, indirect light for at least 5-6 hours each day to pronounce their variegation, but can tolerate some direct sunlight in the morning or evening hours. However, it is not recommended to expose the plant to full sun, as this can cause the leaves to scorch and become damaged. If you want to place the plant in a sunny location, it's best to provide some shade during the hottest part of the day or to filter the light through a sheer curtain or shade cloth. 

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