Heart Seed - Cardiospermum halicacabum

Heart Seed

Cardiospermum halicacabum

Plant Height Plant Width Minimum Temperature Light Preference Water Soil PH

Heart Seed, aka Balloon Vine, is a tropical vine that prefers disturbed open areas to grow. Once established they are fairly tolerant of a wide spectrum of soils, rains and temps above freezing. This species has a tendency to become weedy and has a risk of becoming invasive in warm climates.

Heart Seeds are most commonly grown for either their balloon like fruits in the garden, or for their seeds heart shaped pattern in arts and crafts. It is also used in various research currently and as a feed ingredient for certain insect cultures.

Heart Seed Planting Information

Growth Habit: Sprawling and climbing vine

Plant Size: Usually up to 4m tall with support, sprawls quite far.

Temperature Preferences: 5C +

Light Preferences: Light shade to full sun.

Water Requirements: Somewhat drought tolerant, prefers some moisture.

Soil Requirements: Well drained rich soils.

Harvest Times: Year round

Sowing Temperature: 20-30C

Seed Treatments: None. Read more.

Transplanting: Direct sow, or transplant when the stem is sturdy.

Seed Rate: Plant Spacing: 2m | Row Spacing: 150cm

Uses: Ornamental, Arts & Crafts, Insect Feed, Research

Heart Seed Product

Products: Dried Seeds

Seed Count:

Germination Rate: 70%+

Form: Dried


Availability: Year Round

Supply Ability: 100 ± KG Annually

Export: Yes

Shipping: Air Freight, Express

Variety Form MOQ Price Tier Quantities Packaging
Heart Seeds [PHOTO] Dried 1KG 1KG 1, 3 & 5 KG