Plant Care String of Needles
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String of Needles

4.7 out of 5 (29 experiences)

String of Needles has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
String of Needles has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Ceropegia linearis
Ceropegia
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for String of Needles

Water

How often to water your String of Needles

Water needs for String of Needles
0.5 cups
every 12

String of Needles needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of String of Needles

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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Finding light for String of Needles in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String of Needles: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

String of Needles may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize String of Needles

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for String of Needles: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your String of Needles after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for String of Needles

String of Needles

String of Needles


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

String of Needles has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 20
String of Needles has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
String of Needles has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
String of Needles has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
String of Needles has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
String of Needles has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
String of Needles has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
String of Needles has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Courtney avatar
@Courtney
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 107 XP
globe Louisville, Kentucky
10/14/2021

Easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Ameel avatar
@Ameel
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
08/18/2021

gets a lil long and almost touches the floor

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Sinisternachos avatar
@Sinisternachos
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 161 XP
globe Bedford, Nova Scotia
06/25/2021

Grows fast! Baby leaves will burn in direct sunlight. Won’t make that mistake again 😂

Fast grower Fast grower
Will0 avatar
@Will0
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 234 XP
06/17/2021

Hurts my feelings

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor
Jascindachiesa avatar
@Jascindachiesa
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 94 XP
06/15/2021

I think it’s the cutest thing ever. Perfect plant for those who forget to water, this one thrives on neglect (mood) only needing to be water once every three weeks :)

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Emila avatar
@Emila
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 131 XP
06/12/2021

This plant needs a lot of light and not to much water but overall not to needy looks lovely , a really nice decorater

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 33 XP
globe Manchester, England
06/07/2021

Feed it and hang it in a window

Fast grower Fast grower
Jeannette avatar
@Jeannette
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 109 XP
06/06/2021

I’ve only water propagated this plant and I’ve had lots of success! I also only use bottled water, I have not tried tap and am kinda not open to using tap just because of the success I’ve had with using bottled water.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Marley1 avatar
@Marley1
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 108 XP
globe Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
05/28/2021

Grows faster than I expected, so far no browning

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Adelle avatar
@Adelle
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 246 XP
05/25/2021

it’s so beautiful. a vine plant that hangs and drapes so pretty. i definitely recommend. a good option for beginners :)

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Megshepard avatar
@Megshepard
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 165 XP
globe London, England
05/19/2021

I'm very much a beginner plant parent and I have not only been able to keep my strings of hearts alive but they're also thriving ☺️ an easy plant to look after and looks very cute too!

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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