Plant Care String of Hearts
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String of Hearts

4.7 out of 5 (45 experiences)

String of Hearts has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
String of Hearts has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Rosary Vine, sweetheart vine, string of spades, String of Spades and Strinf of Spades

Taxonomy

Ceropegia woodii
Ceropegia
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

What other plant parents say

String of Hearts has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 32
String of Hearts has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 22
String of Hearts has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
String of Hearts has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
String of Hearts has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
String of Hearts has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
String of Hearts has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Petaltothemetal avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Hearts named Artemis by Petaltothemetal on Greg, the plant care app
05/22/2021

Likes lots of light! Not direct but definitely needs a well lit spot. It is loving its spot in my kitchen and is thriving with tons of new growth. It’s a beauty to look at and one of my favourites!!

Taylortttt avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Hearts named Doja Cat by Taylortttt on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

Grows pretty quickly but sometimes the new growth is small, try giving it more sun. The plant does look cuter on Instagram tbh. But maybe my conditions aren’t super ideal for it. Still like it tho.

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@Bayleigh
Christiansburg, VA
Rating of the plant String of Hearts named Astra by Bayleigh on Greg, the plant care app
06/13/2021

I love my string of hearts, keep in mind that they have short roots, so they do not like deep pots. Give them a lot of sunlight and they’ll reward you with long trailing leaves. ❤️

Theshortloudone avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Hearts named Luv by Theshortloudone on Greg, the plant care app
06/09/2021

Given as a 5 inch cutting from my sister and in under 2 years it has grown over 5f feet! They are so delicate looking but can take a lot of neglect! Perfect for any beginner!

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@Elena.cullen
Blaydon-On-Tyne, England
Rating of the plant String of Hearts named giovanni by Elena.cullen on Greg, the plant care app
06/17/2021

Totally killed this plant before i knew how to take care of it but then managed to bring it back from the dead. Love the little heart leaves:

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@Tj_ayling
Pwllheli, Wales
Rating of the plant String of Hearts named Bret by Tj_ayling on Greg, the plant care app
05/30/2021

It’s very satisfying to watch grow! Daily progress especially if it’s sunny out, you can’t go wrong! Good licking killing this bad boy

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@Veggie__boo…
Oakland, CA
Rating of the plant String of Hearts named SOH by Veggie__booty on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

So cute! Tiny heart leaves that grow in couplets and tiny purple flowers bloom when the plant is happy

Annabel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Hearts named Your plant by Annabel on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

Grows super quick and you can make it fuller by adding your propagations back to the mother plant

How to care for String of Hearts

Water

How often to water your String of Hearts

Water needs for String of Hearts
0.5 cups
every 9

String of Hearts needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Hearts

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for String of Hearts in your home

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

String of Hearts 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of String of Hearts in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize String of Hearts

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

Care Summary for String of Hearts

String of Hearts

String of Hearts


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

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