It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the related Ceropegia
linearis, as C. linearis subsp. woodii.
Common Names include: Chain of Hearts, Heart
strings, Collar of hearts and Rosary Vine
Description: Succulent, evergreen trailing vine, that grows
to 2-5 cm in height and spreads to reach up to 2-4 m in length.
Stem: Thin and pendulous from which leaves hang,
Leaves: Heart shaped that look somewhat like cyclamen leaves and
marbled with shades of silver and green on the top, and green to purple
on the undersurface. They are opposite
Tubers: The roots, and occasionally the stems, will often develop
tubers. On the stems these form at nodes and are likely the reason for
the common name of rosary vine. The tubers are that forms at regular
intervals on the stems can be used to propagate the plant
Flowers: In general shape similar to those of other Ceropegia
species, waxy, narrow. and bulbous at the base. (resemble small upturned
vases) 2,5-3 cm long, off-white and pale magenta. The five petals are a
deeper purple/ brown.
Blooming season: The Ceropegia woodii blooms in profusion most in
late summer-autumn (but flowers continues to appear till mid-winter if
growing-conditions are adequate).
Fruit: Horn-shaped seed pods containing flat seeds with their own
little parachute, that are carried by any draft. They can be sowed