How do I care for a String of Hearts Plant

I have a String of Hearts Plant that I love, but it’s very thin and sparse. How do I get it to look fuller?

Hi Ronnie,

Leaves on String of Hearts or Rosary Vine are perfectly heart shaped plant

String of Hearts Plant
Rosary Vine

The String of Hearts Plant (Rosary Vine) is a beautiful, easy care, trailing semi- succulentLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com vine plant.

Light: It likes bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. and even some morning direct sun.

Water: Allow the soil to practically dry out in the spring and summer before watering. Water even less in the fall and winter. When in doubt do not water! This plant can survive being under watered, but gets root rot when over-watered and quickly dies.

Humidity: Basic household humidity

Temperature:  65-75°F/18-24°C

Soil: Use a fast draining potting mix. If the soil appears heavy add 1 part sand or perlite.

fertilizerPlants need fertilizer only when they are actively growing. Slow growing plants in low light require very little plant food. Too much fertilizer is worse than not enough. Most plants prefer a water soluble plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Plants that are in bloom or dormant should not be fertilized. Houseplant food contains nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). A fertilizer containing these elements in equal proportion is considered a balanced plant food. Nitrogen helps in photosynthesis and encourages the growth of leaves and stems. Potassium and phosphorus also help in photosynthesis and aid in root and flower development. Most fertilizers have trace elements of other minerals that are lacking in the soil but are necessary for good plant growth. Fertilizers have a high salt content. If a plant is not producing new leaves and doesn’t absorb the fertilizer, salts build up in the soil. These salts can burn the roots, discolor the leaves, and cause new growth to be small.: Feed monthly in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizerPlants need fertilizer only when they are actively growing. Slow growing plants in low light require very little plant food. Too much fertilizer is worse than not enough. Most plants prefer a water soluble plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Plants that are in bloom or dormant should not be fertilized. Houseplant food contains nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). A fertilizer containing these elements in equal proportion is considered a balanced plant food. Nitrogen helps in photosynthesis and encourages the growth of leaves and stems. Potassium and phosphorus also help in photosynthesis and aid in root and flower development. Most fertilizers have trace elements of other minerals that are lacking in the soil but are necessary for good plant growth. Fertilizers have a high salt content. If a plant is not producing new leaves and doesn’t absorb the fertilizer, salts build up in the soil. These salts can burn the roots, discolor the leaves, and cause new growth to be small. diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.

propagationRead how to propagate houseplants by Plant Division at HousePlant411.com: This plant is very easy to propagate. Take stem tip cuttings and plant them in moist soil.

Pruning: If the plant becomes thin and straggly cut several inches off each of the vines. Use the cuttings to start new plants.