The Ceropegia Woodii also known as a Chain of Hearts or Rosary Vine is a vining semi-succulent plant that has heart shaped and variegated leaves that cascade down the vines, making this one of the most beautiful houseplants.
Ceropegia is a genus of plants within the Apocynaceae family, native to southern Asia, Africa and Australia.
Lighting: They prefer to be in bright indirect light. I have mine in a south facing window about 10 feet away. They also do well in bright indirect East or West facing windows.
Watering: Because the string of hearts is semi-succulent, I allow the soil to completely dry between watering. Making sure you water thoroughly and allow the water to drain through.
Potting Mixture: Use a potting medium that is airy and well draining. Standard cacti or succulent soil with equal parts of perlite or pumice will be fine. You can add a pinch of peat moss or some regular potting mix for added nutrients.
String of Hearts is one of the easiest plants to propagate. There are a few methods of propagation that you can do, everything from cuttings and water, to directly planting aerial tubers in soil and one of my favorite, the butterfly method. To learn how to propagate your string of hearts visit the blog article here.
Here is one of my YouTube videos on how I care and propagate my string of hearts.
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