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.
In this way, how do you propagate a String of Hearts from a bulb?
Correspondingly, how do you root a String of Hearts tuber?
Step by Step Instructions
- Step 1: Place trimmings in water. Ideally during the growing season, cut a few (or many) vines and stick them in some water. …
- Step 2: Prepare rooted cuttings. Rootlets! …
- Step 3: Plant cuttings. Fill an indoor pot with damp, regular potting soil and place the cuttings. …
- Step 4: Let them grow!
Should I mist string of hearts?
The string of hearts is a semi-succulent plant, which means it is more tolerant of dry soil than wet soil and is prone to rotting in wet soil. You should water it sparingly, if in doubt. … The soil should be lightly moist in spring and summer.
String of hearts is easily propagated from cuttings, from tubers produced at the base of the leaves or by seed. 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.
But if your String of Hearts gets too long for its space, you can absolutely prune it back. Just cut back to the desired length. Don’t discard the cut-off stems, let them grow roots in water and put them back in the soil. Leaves you with an instantly fuller mother plant!
The String of Hearts enjoys being a bit rootbound, so there is no rush to repot the plant and you won’t need to do it often, if at all.