The main attraction of this plant is the beautifully-shaped leaves and the gorgeous pattern on its trailing leaves, but it does also produce small purple flowers in the spring/summer. Trails to 90cm or more. As your string of hearts grows, you might notice little bead-like nodules on the vines.
Also, why is my chain of hearts flowering?
Ceropegia woodii, gets one of its many common names, String of Hearts, from the heart shaped leaves that grow on its purple trailing stems. … Eventually the hairs wither and the insect leaves with a packet of pollen grains attached to it, that get transferred to the next flower it visits.
Thereof, should I cut the flowers off my String of Hearts?
You do not need to prune your String of Hearts plant. However, if the vines are too long for your taste, look too leggy, or you want to propagate some cuttings, then you can freely prune your plant. Otherwise, it’s probably just fine without pruning unless there are parts of the plant that are dying or rotting.
How do you make string of hearts bloom?
The aerial tubers (“beads”) can be planted to produce new vines. Just press the tuber – preferably still attached to the vine – into the soil of another pot. Keep the growing medium moist, but not wet, to encourage rooting. Once the tuber is rooted and growing in a few weeks or months, sever it from the original plant.
When you bring your string of hearts home, the first thing you will need to do is to untangle it. If you notice the plant was damaged and a string is loose, do not throw it away! You got your chance to propagate your chain of hearts on day one (exciting!).
Propagating string of hearts | Soil method
- Well, as with the water method this is quite easy. Just snip off the vines the way you prefer.
- Remove some leaves on the side you want to plant and stick the vines into the soil. …
- Then, spray the parts that touch the soil once a day or so to encourage rooting.
The String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is a trailing succulent-like plant native to South Africa. … Place your String of Hearts where it can receive plenty of bright indirect light. Small doses of direct sun are good, however too much direct sun can scorch the leaves.
Although String of Hearts is a succulent that can be kept in drier areas that most plants may not tolerate as much, it’s better to place them where they can enjoy about 40 to 50% humidity.