Ceropegia linearis - String of Needles

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Strings of Things are all the rage lately in the chic houseplant circuit, and the String Of Needles plant is no exception to this trend. With an easy-to-grow, hanging growth habit, String Of Needles offers unique foliage, pendulous vines, and an overall eye-catching form. Strings of Needles are sure to be a conversation piece, as they're not as common as other strings like "pearls" or "turtles". 

Growing a String Of Needles plant is quite easy, with caution to be had not to over water. Since it is considered a succulent, a warm, dry location is perfect for your new plant pal. Find a bright area full of indirect light and hang your String Of Needles high up, it does have the potential to grow up to 6' long! The most common killer of String of Needles is too much water, so do use caution not to over love your new plant!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name:¬†Ceropegia¬†Linearis
  • Common Name(s): String of¬†Needles
  • Family:¬†Apocynaceae
  • Native Range:¬†South Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level:¬†Moderate
  • Light:¬†Bright indirect to direct sunlight¬†
  • Water:¬†Water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry between watering.
  • Humidity:¬†Low
  • Temperature:¬†60-70F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning:¬†Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding:¬†Fertilize¬†with diluted liquid fertilizer during spring and summer.
  • Propagation:¬†Very easy to propagate from cuttings in water, soil or sphagnum moss.
  • Growth:¬†Trailing
  • Common Pests:¬†Mealybugs, aphids, scale & spider mites¬†
  • Toxicity: Non-Toxic