Shade Metals

Species Specific Botanical Jewelry

String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)

Sara & Cesar

NATIVE RANGE:

South Africa, Swaziland, & Zimbabwe

DESCRIPTION:

Evergreen succulent that grows a trailing vine of heart-shaped leaves and tiny flowers with cages

string-of-hearts-ceropegia-woodii ID 71717377 © Exsodus | Dreamstime.com

string-of-hearts-ceropegia-woodii ID 71717377 © Exsodus | Dreamstime.com


heart vine flower- ceropegia woodii ID 69819567 © Alisali | Dreamstime.com.jpg

heart vine flower- ceropegia woodii ID 69819567 © Alisali | Dreamstime.com.jpg

POLLINATION:

The flowers have 5 petals that grow upright and are fused at the tips, creating a sort of cage. Tiny flies are their main pollinator, they are attracted to the flower and temporarily get caught in this “cage,” accomplishing pollination as they struggle trying to figure out how to escape.