Friedrich R. Rudolf Schlechter,
||White / Pink
|| String of Hearts, The Rosary Vine, Hearts
Might be: Ceropegia linearis var. woodii,
Herbert Franz Josef Huber, 1957.
Ceropegia barbertonensis, N.E.Br.
Ceropegia euryacme, Schltr.
Ceropegia hastata N.E.Br.
Ceropegia leptocarpa, Schltr.
Ceropegia schoenlandii, N.E.Br.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Friedrich
Richard Rudolf Schlechter in
1894. It's found in Eswatini,
Mozambique and Zimbabwe, growing in a
well-drained soil with little water and some sun. The bulbs can grow to
five centimetres, and one clone over
ten centimetres in diameter. The vines are more than two meters
long. The flowers are white/pink, and it can be reproduced both by
cuttings, seeds and bulbs. The leaves will get thicker when
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name after Dr. John
Medley Wood, 1827-1915, a British botanist.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.