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?
The String of Hearts Plant also called a Rosary Vine (Ceropegia linearis woodii) is a beautiful, easy care, trailing semi-succulent vine plant.
Light: It likes bright 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
Soil: Use a fast draining potting mix. If the soil appears heavy add 1 part sand or perlite.
Fertilizer: Feed monthly in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.
Propagation: This plant is very easy to propagate. Take stem tip cuttings and plant them in moist soil. Read more about propagation using stem tip cuttings in the Glossary of the website.
Pruning: If a String of Hearts plant becomes thin and straggly cut several inches off each of the vines. Use the cuttings to start new plants.