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The Sweetheart Plant – Double Heart (Hoya kerrii) is a plant in the Apocynaceae family. It is also known as the Hoya Heart and the Lucky Heart.

It is native to south-east Asia in countries such as China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand.

It is a climbing plant. It grows to about 4 metres (13 feet) tall. The leaves are about 6 centimetres (2 inches) wide. 

The flowers are about 5 centimetres (2 inches) in diameter with up to 25 flowers per inflorescence.

The heart-shaped leaf is used as a cutting and planted, which can last for many months.

Photographed in Paris, France, December 2021.


Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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