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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.

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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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