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I live in SE Australia at about 2,000 feet and have 2 SOHs which are only 2-3 years old from purchase and have vines that are 5′ & 3′ respectively. I hope you have enjoyed reading about how to care for String of Hearts, or Ceropegia woodii. Allow the babies to root for at least 3 months before transferring to a larger pot. I got 2 of each will thought of gifting 1 of each to my mom. When growing in their natural environment, String Of Pearls actually trail along the ground. It provides all the macro and micro nutrients that plants need and is urea-free which is another plus. How frequently do you water during the winter with it living outdoors? If you don’t give it enough light, what happens is that there will be more space between the leaves and this will make your plant look more spindly. Hi Sully – Yes, those are the seeds pods which are vaguely reminiscent of milkweed seed pods. ress_js("//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US&adInstanceId=3727937f-fd2d-4a8e-aac6-737ec7e1cc2a"); Ohio Tropics (Raffaele Di Lallo) is a participant in the Amazon.com Services LLC program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. String of pearls plants can have a long, sleek look if you let their stems grow down uninterrupted. 1 looks nice and healthy but the leaves on the other one are curling and I can’t seem to find any info on why that would be happening. But that's a great selection of plants! Hi! A succulent & cactus mix is just fine. I’m just look to give all the babies a jump start to thier new home. Or, a combo of half cymbidium orchid & half succulent mixes would work fine too. Nell. It does great in the bright shade & grows like crazy in the heat. Please please please water the proper way. The botanic moniker is Ceropegia woodii but it also goes by Rosary Vine or Chain Of Hearts. There are some very necessary steps so don’t miss it! Each string has a rooted tuber so I divided them into 5 different pots. Mine grows outdoors & is well on the way to 4′ long. Your cost for the products will be no higher but Joy Us garden receives a small commission. This is one of my favorite plants! I just bought every string of ......plant I could find in my area, hearts,pearls,turtle,fish hook, dolphin, bean....do they are care for the same. They like a sunny spot so close to a window is perfect. Some people consider this plant a succulent, and some say it is not, but in the end, whether it is technically a succulent or not, you want to treat the plant similar to succulents when it comes to care. I know that I will at least have to cut it heavily but am thinking on tossing the whole thing. The best time to repot most plants is going to be the Spring when growth starts back up. Staple the ends together! It stays on the wispy side but this, along with the flowers, are a big part of its appeal. String of Hearts definitely is a higher light plant so give this plant at least some direct sun when growing it indoors if at all possible! I love them too but only brought 1 with me when I moved to Tucson. My Hoya, a cousin to the String Of Hearts,  has grown like crazy so it’s time to repot that soon. 00. Like micro, grow, calmag, velokelp. Thank you Hannah! I would avoid anything unusually deep. Most of those plants that you listed have similar care. I recently purchased 2 pots of SoH. Nell. Before careful about misting the soil too much because the plant could rot out. That’s all folks! If you are looking for easy ways in which you can propagate the string of hearts rosary vine, then this is what you should look into.We provide you four different ways to grow this amazing vine. My question is … If you have some coco coir, your String Of Heats would love it added to the mix. Mine grows outdoors out of direct sun. I have used many other fertilizers in the past with success, but Dyna Gro Grow provides even better results! Oh, I love to create so you’ll find a bit of that in the mix along with lots of videos too. Let at least the top inch or two of the potting mix dry out, before watering it again. Ours are so very special to us, I was delighted to find your info, thank you! There isn’t a right or wrong way – just keep going until you like the pattern you created. As far as fertilizing, regular and dilute applications is a good idea. Bring the end together (right sides together). Do you think this will hurt the poor thing? Mine lived outdoors in Santa Barbara where the winter temps could dip into the high 30’s F, low 40’s. I’m a Hoya junkie so keep that kind of stuff a coming. Stay tuned for that post. My poor old ceropegia woodii, had it since 2004, no problems, then we got cats! How to Grow Ludisia Discolor: The Beautiful Jewel Orchid, why activated charcoal benefits potting mixes. But I will do it. Hi Anne – The only variant I know of is the Variegated SOP. The trailing strands can be up to 50 inches, some are flowering and some even have fruits! It might rejuvenate from the roots. Hi! The hearts store water, so there is no need for very frequent waterings. Could I put these under 18 hour light 6 hour darkness at 22°C? You can choose whatever is easiest for you! Nell, Hi! Although a healthy String Of Hearts has a lot of foliage on many stems, it’s not a full and bushy vine. Any reason why that would be? Very helpful. Your email address will not be published. $40.00 $ 40. As long as the plants are stable in their pots, they’ll be fine. I’m going to plant mine in a large hanging basket with String Of Pearls and String of Bananas. Good luck! First the leaves wilt and then the whole vine dries off and dies. take cuttings about 4-6" long with at least one or two nodes and you can instert them back into the container. All plants purify the air around them to a certain extent but there hasn’t been any practical studies done on this. Obviously I will not nutrient burn them but would a very small amount be okay. Make sure the top is dried out before watering. 9 will do fine & 1 won’t. Did you repot it into a pot that is much too big? It's an excellent project for beginners, too, because it doesn't require any special skills. Nell, Hi Lindsay – The most common reasons for curling leaves are too much water, too little water, too much heat or an insect infestation. I have a small string of Heart plant, plus 1 cutting that’s now rooted. The trails were all about about 12″ long and now the longest are 43″. As long as they drain well, you are good to go! Until they are a lot bigger. The size of the pot is probably fine unless it looks stressed. The trails of a Rosary Vine can reach up to 12′ long in its natural habit. And at some point you’ll have a fuller and healthy-looking String of Pearls plant. True plant hoarder here. North facing windows would be least preferable since they will not get any direct sun. Like I mentioned earlier, treat this plant like a succulent. Sharing Love for String of Hearts Thank you!! So, you might want to cut it back, root the cuttings & go from there because that’s what I may end up doing. It is a unique plant that should be part of any collection! In the 4 months that I’ve lived here, this plant (which hangs in my pink grapefruit tree) has grown like the dickens. I only have one window in my apt., and it is hanging right in front of it. Any tips would be highly appreciated since I am dreading my move. My husband gave me my first “string of hearts” in the very early years of our marraige and we have always had one sweet little pot through the years. Like most of my plants, I top dress with worm castings in the spring. This cousin to the string of hearts plant doesn't need very much water and can flourish in medium to low light. I have a question? You can read our policies here. Hi Cassandra – Great to hear; & thank you! I have a question about moving since you mentioned it. I always add some to every potting mix. Elizabeth – You’re so welcome! Nell. This is not the fullest, bushiest plant by nature to begin with, so having lower light will make it more sparse. I’ve only cut a few dead stems out. I specifically like the pumice from Bonsai Jack because it is uniform and sifted. Thank you. Just because … A butterfly enjoying my Red Bird Of Paradise. I prefer to fertilize dilutely with every watering. Hi Nell – Your website is my go to for plant advice! Above: Photograph by Mike Steinhoff. That sounds like a great exposure for either SOH or SOP. There are a couple ways of propagating string of hearts so let me explain both ways for you! Be careful of the watering schedule. You may pay less for other brands, but the quality of many of them is inferior. It is super easy to care for, grows at a satisfying rate, and so easy to propagate! However, if you’d like to encourage your string of pearls to be fuller, you can stick the ends of stems back into the soil to create a little loop. I removed these roots and repotted using fresh soil. 30+ years later and I am starting my 5th plant. Don, Thanks Don. i live in los angeles, ca and i’d love to place either string of pearls or strand of hearts in my kitchen window which faces west. LAYING CUTTINGS ON SOIL. Of course, fertilizing should supplement a plant care routine that is already good. Oh sweet little String Of Hearts, many people think you’re a succulent but you aren’t. Here are those sweet but funny little flowers. You should not use fertilizer to “fix” any cultural issues that may be absent. The string of hearts rosary vine is one of the most natural vines to grow, and if done correctly it can reach a lot of distance in no time. I to have a string of hearts about 3′ long but it is not very lush. Shes older now so is less interested so an emergency repot was in order, and its coming back from the dead. they do root readily in water. Let me teach you all my tips so keep reading all about how to care for String of Hearts. This will allow more oxygen to your roots and help prevent root-rot. I only water it for two seconds once a week since it is winter and I live in a climate where it gets cold in the winter (east TN). That would be a complete no-no. Those conditions all sound great, but you can probably cut down the number of hours of light. I have a string of hearts plant that I bought in late winter after lusting over them for years. This trailing houseplant is durable, easy as can be and the care is similar to a fleshy succulent but it shares the same family with another plant I love, the Hoya. Providing proper care for your plant and adding fertilizer spring through fall can help kick it into bloom. Hi Lisa – My String Of Hearts got very tangled on the move from CA to AZ so I know what you mean! Thank you for sharing; others will be delighted to hear this. String of Hearts definitely is a higher light plant so give this plant at least some direct sun when growing it indoors if at all possible! Can I spray water on the Heart leaves, just a mist when I’m watering ? Indoors you want to give it very bight light with no direct sun. Keep your eye out for aphids & scale also. Be sure to keep the string taut. However, I have moved it around quite a bit and the stands have become very tangled. Nell, Very informative… but I wanted to ask if it helps purify the air indoors, Thank you Kitty. Am not sure if these are detrimental or part of their growing cycle. r/StringofHearts: Sharing Love for String of Hearts. Hi Dee – Thank you. Don’t cover it with any other mix and laid the mass of tubers in. Easy peasy. Did it dry out? Good luck with the move! I’m actually going to chop it off a bit and propagate more so I can plant them back in the original pot and make the plant a bit fuller. The second way is to propagate your Ceropegia woodii using the tubers that form along the stems. They are meant to trail. During the growing season in spring and summer, water when the soil is dry. It’s still very thick & heavy so I’m going to try to thin it out a bit (good luck!). Where do you purchase this string of hearts? Shriveling can also be too dry – depends on how the pearls look. If you don’t give it enough light, what happens is that there will be more space between the leaves and this will make your plant look more spindly. Thanks so much and happy gardening!! Is there a way you suggest to support it and keep it up? Now, String Of Hearts isn’t technically a succulent but is considered to be a succulent-like vine. In my opinion, String Of Hearts makes a better houseplant. hello nell, excellent info. Do you have any String of Hearts? Also I have a cannabis grow tent. They can be of varying sizes. The light is weak but it is a West-facing window. I don’t even know if you’re still active, but it’s worth a try. The stem cuttings will root in a few weeks and will start growing like regular plants. If you like trailing succulents then check out Fishhooks Senecio, it’s very easy to grow! Look for any of these along the stems. Mine is doing great so I may have to get more! By the way, this a very good idea on Valentine’s Day – make the Heart Strings and tie it a gift. Get your string and tie a knot around the head of one of the nails. This retro craft requires very few materials and is an inexpensive way to add some personality to your walls. Punch a hole at the top and bottom of the heart. After a few weeks, the cuttings grew roots and then I simply potted them up! It could have been wet from the get go & never dried out. Do you have any tips for me. Ours are so very special to us, I was delighted to find your info, thank you! Use some special containers? Thread some yarn of a corresponding color through the holes. My husband gave me my first “string of hearts in the very early years of our marraige and we have always had one sweet little pot through the years. Hi Tamara – SOP cuttings can do that sometimes. Comment below with any questions! Happy gardening to you up in Mesa! Chain of Hearts are a beautiful trailing plant that require minimal care and are pretty hard to kill so a great plant for anybody…including those of you who don’t have green fingers. Hi Amelia – SOH likes bright natural light. Moving is never easy, that’s for sure. It has grown *a lot* since then and it’s around 5 feet long. The plant is half the size it was a month ago. Thanks in advance! The easiest ways are by stems cuttings & by laying the tubers right on top of a mix. The String of Hearts has tiny deep Magenta-colored flowers that they can produce indoors yearly. Mine was about 5′ long & I just cut it back to 2-3′. Because I moved to a different state, I had to give most of my plants away because the movers wouldn’t take them (agricultural regulations). 10/15/2016. From shop ArtandtheGarden. Let it dry out between waterings and gently pull off any yellow leaves and untangle the strings. You could even go a little warmer if you can control it, otherwise leave it the way it is. You will not be disappointed with the results. String of Hearts now growing well……………Freda, Hello from lil ol’ NZ. I water it twice a week in the summer & about every 10 -14 days in winter depending on the temps. You can keep doing this whenever your plant grows really long. Nell, Hi Nell, how does your rosary vine plant do outside during the winters in Tucson? Or is there different variants of this plant? I checked the roots and some were rotting. Ohhhh your plants are so pretty! Oh sweet little String Of Hearts, many people think you’re a succulent but you aren’t. The mix is most likely too wet, especially if they’re green. I just bought one and am unsure if it’ll survive outside this winter! Or, is propagation only possible via starts from the nodules? Now take a brush and paint the hearts. Is it better to grow them in a deeper narrow pot or a wider mouthed pot that isn't as deep? I wanted to be an even row, so you can use ready-made i-cord, as edging of hearts or bracelet. For a more detailed post on various methods of propagating, check out my 5 Ways to Propagate String of Hearts blog post. 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