Plant Care String of Hearts

String of Hearts

4.8 out of 5 (109 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

About String of Hearts

The Ceropegia string of hearts has taken the plant world by storm. Native to southern Africa where it grows up to twelve feet, this vining plant is a lovely statement piece in any home. The string of hearts is an ideal plant for a hanging basket, where the vines can trail.For a fuller look, vines can be pinned back to the soil where they’ll root and create new growth! 💚

Taxonomy

Ceropegia woodii
Ceropegia
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

Rosary Vine, sweetheart vine, string of spades, String of Spades, Strinf of Spades, Peggy: 'String of Hearts' and String of Arrows

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 12

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

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for String of Hearts in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

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Growing String of Hearts in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant String of Hearts in Dallas, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 25th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Dallas is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant String of Hearts in Dallas, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 23% ☀️

January 26th, 2022

Dallas is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to increase by 23% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant String of Hearts in Dallas, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 24th, 2022

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of dayli…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Dallas, Texas ⛅.

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.

When to repot String of Hearts

Nutrient needs for plant String of Hearts in Dallas, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 24th, 2022

The growing potential in Dallas is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

String of Hearts 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!


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Care Summary for String of Hearts

String of Hearts

String of Hearts


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

String of Hearts has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 79
String of Hearts has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 48
String of Hearts has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 43
String of Hearts has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 19
String of Hearts has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 15
String of Hearts has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
String of Hearts has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,513 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/14/2022

Beautiful trailing plant. I like to squeeze the leaves a little to determine if it needs water. If the leaves are firm it’s good, if they’re a bit softer and malleable it could use water.

Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 75 Plants
xp 7,333 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
01/10/2022

Easy. Just give it air circulation, water regularly, and indirect light.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Liam avatar
@Liam
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 873 XP
globe Lake Forest, California
12/31/2021

started off as fallen cuttings on the floor of an ace hardware and is now looking pretty sharp

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Czecilia avatar
@Czecilia
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 237 XP
12/27/2021

the string of hearts grows pretty quickly and it’s very easy to care for. i’ve had mine since august and she’s been thriving! i decided to place her in a hanging pot in front of my west facing window where she gets plenty of bright indirect light and she seems to love it! i only water her when the soil dries out or her leaves start to feel too soft.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Annalovesvoting avatar
@Annalovesvoting
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 1,381 XP
globe Portsmouth, New Hampshire
12/23/2021

Little guy is kinda a pain until you figure it out and then is easy. I haven’t found a way to keep it from getting super tangled though so I generally chop it back every year.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Currentlybugging avatar
@Currentlybugging
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 822 XP
12/14/2021

easiest and most amazing plant ever, loves to be misted

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 132 Plants
xp 12,228 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Such a cute plant. I squeeze the sides of the leaves to see if it’s time to water again. If it’s time to water they’ll fold easily. If there’s resistance then it’s not ready for water yet.

Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 20,524 XP
globe Austin, Texas
11/24/2021

love the string of hearts! so pretty and easy to grow! Also easy to gift cause it props so easy!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mconst avatar
@Mconst
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,736 XP
11/04/2021

So pretty, only had it a week and already see new “hearts” growing

Fast grower Fast grower
Katy410 avatar
@Katy410
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 507 XP
11/01/2021

Don’t overwater. I bottom water her about every 2 weeks.

Fast grower Fast grower
Nataleaf avatar
@Nataleaf
leaf-1 90 Plants
xp 2,286 XP
globe New Orleans, Louisiana
10/11/2021

Such a great and easy plant. Perfect for beginners. Water infrequently (I water about once every 2 weeks,) put it near a bright window up on a high shelf, and watch it grow VERY quickly!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 261 XP
globe Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
10/02/2021

Really great and fast grower!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Miah avatar
@Miah
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 106 XP
08/03/2021

I love it so cute

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 1,365 XP
07/27/2021

she’s literally taller than me i love her

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Julia avatar
@Julia
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 118 XP
globe Rochester, New York
07/25/2021

Will reward you if you water it correctly, and it grows like a weed

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Sierrac_1223 avatar
@Sierrac_1223
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 737 XP
07/13/2021

This guy grows so fast and I love how long his stems are getting! I will soon be trying to propagate him to make him more full! Great hanging plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Hexced avatar
@Hexced
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Kingman, Arizona
06/25/2021

Hi! Lucky you pet owners, this plant is pet friendly!!

I'm absolutely in love with the string plants, they are gorgeous hanging and sitting plants. Look great with the vines trailing off the edge of something like a bookcase!! String of hearts are super easy to propagate, and grow fast! Expecting long vines soon!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Kikisbabies avatar
@Kikisbabies
leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 3,022 XP
globe San Francisco, California
06/22/2021

Gorgeous vining plant that loves you unconditionally.

Fast grower Fast grower
Elena.cullen avatar
@Elena.cullen
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Winlaton, England
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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