Plant Care String of Spades

String of Spades


Ceropegia woodii 'String of Spades'

How to care for String of Spades


How often to water your String of Spades

Water needs for String of Spades
0.5 cups
every 12

String of Spades 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 Spades

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for String of Spades in your home

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

String of Spades 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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How to fertilize String of Spades

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for String of Spades: 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 Spades after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

String of Spades is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Native Region

Care Summary for String of Spades

String of Spades

String of Spades

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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