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Are there plants with heart-shaped leaves?

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Several plant species have heart-shaped, or cordate, leaves, including the aptly named String of Hearts plant and the Caladium. The String of Hearts is a succulent plant with long strands of fleshy, heart-shaped leaves. The Caladium thrives in bright, indirect sunlight and features brightly colored and variegated leaves in shades of green, red, pink, purple, and white.

Cordate leaves are an official classification of leaves that have pointed tips and notched bases that resemble the shape of a non-anatomical heart. Many of the plants with these leaves are popular garden plants, including Hosta, lilac and Siberian bugloss. Some plants, such as the Bleeding Heart, have heart-shaped flowers rather than leaves.


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