Native to Southeast Asia, sweetheart hoya (Hoya kerrii) is often a quirky Valentine’s Day gift with a single 5-inch (12.5 cm.) leaf planted upright in a small pot. … One mature plant can display up to 25 blooms.
Then, how do you take care of a succulent heart?
They like to live in bright sun (but can tolerate bright indirect light) in a well-drained pot, and don’t need tons of water. Water every two or three weeks, or when soil is completely dry and the leaves start to wrinkle. You can find a little cutie in equally adorable little pots at places like The Sill.
In this manner, what is the succulent that looks like a heart?
How do you take care of a heart plant?
This plant goes dormant in Autumn and Winter and therefore needs less watering. The soil should be lightly moist in spring and summer. Keep your string of hearts in bright light, with some direct sun (but not all day) for the best colour and plenty of leaves.
These structures are aerial tubers, also called bulbils, starting out as a white patch at leaf nodes and then swelling to form white balls. They can then be laid back on the dirt in the pot, or laid on the dirt in a pot to the side of the plant, adding a little sand under the tuber to help prevent rot.
Chain of Hearts is one of the easiest plants to propagate. Snip along the chain, and put the cut end in water to grow roots. You can expect roots to form in around 4 weeks.
Cutting back bleeding heart plants should only be done after the foliage naturally fades, which should happen in early to midsummer as temperatures begin to rise. Cut all of the foliage down to a few inches (8 cm.) above the ground at this point.
Hoya plants commonly get yellow leaves due to overwatering or poorly draining soil. Other causes include temperature stress, fertilizer problems, incorrect lighting, old age, acclimation, pests, or disease. The pattern of yellowing and growing conditions will help you identify and fix the problem.
There is nothing wrong with owning a single-leaf Hoya Kerrii. It will stay alive, just don’t expect to be able to grow or propagate it into a full plant.