String of Heart, also known as Ceropegia woodii, is a gorgeous trailing succulent to add to any living space. While to some, they might be difficult to care for, however once you get the hang of it, String of Hearts Succulent is one of the most tolerant houseplants. You can find some basic knowledge to take good care of String of Hearts in this article:
Light and Temperature
String of Hearts Plant like heat and bright light but they don’t tolerate direct sunlight. They can be placed indoor in South or West facing window with a lot of light and if outdoor, they can be in bright shade area. One of the easier ways to see if they get sufficient light is to see the color of the leaf and the gaps between leaves: String of Hearts leaves will be wider apart and lighter in color with less marbling if the plant needs more light.
If you want to grow string of hearts indoor make sure you give them the brightest window possible and keep the temperature around 80 to 85 degrees, 60 in winter time.
Chain of Hearts water need is just like other succulents, so make sure you give them a good soak after the soil is completely dried out from the last watering. In the winter, the plants need even less water than summer.
String of Hearts only need infrequent fertilizers and half-diluted fertilizers. They can be fed at most once a month during their active growth period in May – August. They don’t need any fertilizer during winter, their dormant period.
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If you want to repot your String of Hearts, the best time is during summer, their active growing period to minimize the risks.
String of Hearts is relatively easy to propagate, there are three main methods to propagate them, as introduced below:
Water Propagation Method
This propagation method is popular as it is quite easy to carry out. All you need to do is to prepare a vase, scissors, and some water. Then cut off the vine pieces you want to root, put them in the vase, and wait for root to grow. Remember to place the vase in a warm area with enough light so that the root can grow more quickly.
The time needed for roots to grow depends on light and temperature, with the right conditions, roots will appear after a couple of days.
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Soil Propagation Method
To carry out this method, you need to cut off the vines, then remove the leaves on the side that you will plant and stick the vines into the soil. In this step, you have to ensure that the nodes are covered in the soil so that the root can grow. Make sure the vines are placed in a light and aerated area with the soil slightly moist (water once a week) for the roots to grow out.
Tuber Propagation Method
For the tuber propagation technique, you need to find the biggest tuber possible. A fingernail-sized model may be a good choice. You can leave the tuber on the vine and press it into the soil to grow root. Once it grows root you can cut the vine from the mother plant
Another way is to remove the vine with the tuber from the mother plant. Place it in a pot with soil and slightly cover the tube in the soil mix. Keep it in a bright area and water weekly, a few weeks later, the tuber will be rooting.
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