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Posted 3M ago by @Keysgirl0179

What are these soft things in my plant?

What might this all be? I thought it was rocks, stones, pebbles, but there are all pretty soft once I got them all disconnected from the huge mass of roots it was entangled with. I wish I would have thought to get a picture of that. I got a string of hearts plant and I’ve been really wanting one and now I’m so worried because after taking all of this out, there was not much left to the end of what I had but I took all the roots and planted those hoping it will procreate something, I took what plant I have with roots attached and planted that and I’m just hoping for the best. I’m curious as to what these things things are. I feel kind of stupid because, they look like rocks, and they felt like rocks when I first started working with it but like I said, they’re pretty soft and I just tossed them and I really did not want to know but I do want to know. Hahaha #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PlantAddict #StringOfHearts #roots #whatsupwiththis
2” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
I wanna say these are tubers but I could be wrong, they usually form aerial tubers but I don't see why they couldn't produce them in the soil as well
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong
Possibly corms? Kinda like like corms but I could definitely be wrong
Nope @ittle.squid was right they are aerial tubers!!! Says they sometimes form under soil allow to slightly dry out and plant in new pot of soil for more plants!! Congrats your plant had babies!!! Lol
Oh goodness. Should I have left them all together? It’s a baby string of hearts plant but the root system…. Was HUGE, I hated to mess with it but I knew I needed to wash it all away and see what was happening. Do you thing, me taking the handful of just roots that was just left, laying there and planting it under a thin layer of soil, will that be ok and grow tons more vines? 😁 I’ll keep watching it all with high hopes. I am curious to what those suckers are. I wanted to try to like bust it open, but in my mind, I was visioning like all these tones of spiders, crawling out and yeah…. Haha. Thank you much. #PlantAddict #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #NewPlantMom #StringOfHearts
@KarmaPlants oh NO! Seriously?? I really need to start googling things. I tossed them thinking like all this crazy scary things. Hahaha at least they should be right at the top of the trash so you’re seriously saying I can take those and plant those little things and it will create more plants? Holy goodness, that is just amazing.
Definitely leave them next time, this is your plant reproducing ☺️
@debbiedo thanks. Yeah now I’ll know. So I should leave them attached to the plant or should I take them off and replant them? I did save them, thank goodness I was up so late and it was the last thing I did, I have them all laid out and I’m going to repot them and now I’m like do I put them all together in one pot?? This is so exciting, I was sad because I thought my plant was just gone but now maybe I’ll have a whole bunch of it 😊 I am curious if I come across this again, should I leave it all attached or do I break it up? thank you so very much for your input
@debbiedo your oasis is beautiful
@Keysgirl0179 Those are the main part of the root, the part that smaller roots grow out of... It's called a tuber.

Last time I repotted my SOH there were 16 root tubers πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ™„πŸ˜¬ String of things are my least favorite type of plant to repot... I try to avoid it until it's totally necessary.

If the rubbers were squishy soft they may have been over watered... Healthy root tubers shod feel like a fresh radish or carrot.

The tuber balls will also grow large on the surface of the soil as well as below ground and on the vine (aerial tubers) on mature plants.

You can easily propigate a SOH that is producing surface or aerial tubers of a substantial size... To propagate take a good sized developing tuber and place it so that it comes into contact with soil. The soil should be moist but not kept soaking wet as too much water will rot your tuber. After a few weeks gently tug or lift the tuber to see if it has rooted. Once it has rooted you can remove it from the original plant by snipping off the vine(s) that attach it to the parent plant.

You can also chop off a portion of the hanging vine with an aerial tuber on it, then propigate it the same way, but this method is harder and I'd only recommend it for advanced growers. Keeping the vine/tuber attached to the parent plant is much easier.

Hope that helps! πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸŒΏ Best of luck with your SOH! 😊
@Keysgirl0179 Thank you so much! ❀️ And I think @roxyvivien β€˜s advice is great. I also like to leave mine alone as much as possible.
Well I’ll for sure know for next time what’s happening and to leave it be. As I said and well you see I did pull it all apart as I thought it was rocks :) haha but I did put those tubers in soil, a low amount on top of them, so they’ll hopefully produce more that way. If they do produce more, you’re suggesting just shipping the roots around the rubber off and taking that rubber out? I’m pretty sure I’ve got it all except that step. Thanks again so much for all of the advice.
@Keysgirl0179 here you go this will tell you about and how to grow those tubers best of luck and Happy Planting https://getbusygardening.com/propagating-string-of-hearts/
@Mango20209 awesomeness of you!! Thanks. I’ll check that out right now as I have them just chillin in some first and hoping for the best. I hope that’s the best thing to do but thanks to you sir, I’ll hopefully find out in just a few moments.
@Keysgirl0179 you are so very welcome fingers crossed for you and those tubers