Plant Care Sweetheart Vine

Sweetheart Vine

About Sweetheart Vine

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! 💚


Ceropegia woodiiii

Also known as

String of Hearts, String of Hearts, Rosary Vine, sweetheart vine, string of spades, String of Spades, Strinf of Spades, Peggy: 'String of Hearts', String of Arrows, Ceropegia linearis subsp. Woodi, Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii, Ceropegia linearis 'Woodii', ceropegia woodii linearis, Ceropegia woodii sp. and variegated chain of hearts

How to care for Sweetheart Vine


How often to water your Sweetheart Vine

Water needs for Sweetheart Vine
0.5 cups
every 12

Sweetheart Vine 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 Sweetheart Vine

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Sweetheart Vine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Sweetheart Vine 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 region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Sweetheart Vine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Sweetheart Vine

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

Difficulty Level

Sweetheart Vine 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 Sweetheart Vine

Sweetheart Vine

Sweetheart Vine

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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