String of Hearts, also known as Ceropegia Woodii, is a beautiful and elegant trailing plant. Its care is similar to a succulent, as it’s very easy to look after and tolerant to neglect. Which makes it the perfect plant for new plant parents.
Water every 10 – 14 days in the growing season and even less in winter when the plant is dormant. It’s a very drought tolerant plant and stores water in its leaves, which means it can survive if you forget to water it for too long.
String of Hearts looks great hanging in a basket or trailing from a shelf. Their pretty heart shaped leaves make them the perfect gift for any plant lover on Valentines day.
It’s not known to be to toxic, but it’s best to keep this plant away from any pets which are likely to play with dangly plants, such as cats.
Give you String of Hearts plenty of bright light, as this will enhance it’s colour. This is a fast growing plant, therefore if it gets too long and straggly you can trim back some of the vines to your preferred length.
If you do trim back your plant, you can use the pieces you have cut off to create a second plant. Watch this video by the Crazy Plant Guy to learn how you can propagate your String of Hearts.
See below for more care information. You can copy this information into your Plant Planner.
Common name: String of Hearts
Botanical name: Ceropegia woodii
Toxicity: Not known to be toxic, but keep away from pets who like to play with plants
Growth rate: Fast growing, trim to your desired length if it gets too long
Air purifying: No
Temperature: Warm to high
Humidity: High to normal
Misting: Doesn’t require misting
Light: Bright light
Water: Drought tolerant, 10-14 days depending on the season.
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