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A swollen underground stem, crown or root
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Ceropegia woodii

Flower
Family Asclepiadaceae
Name Ceropegia woodii
Common Names String of Hearts, Rosary Vine
Featured Plant December 2006
Etymology
Ceropegia From Greek keros meaning wax, and Greek pege meaning fountain, Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like a fountain of wax.

  See also:  Cactus & succulents, Culture / Germination

This succulent vine is usually grown so that it is allowed to trail down. The leaves are heart shapped, and hence the common name. The tubular flowers appears all throughout the year.

Old plants often have large root tubers, and the vines often form small spherical tubers all along its length. These can be detached and planted on as new plants.


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