String of hearts profile

Written by Maggie

Oct 20 2021

String of hearts profile

String of hearts, scientific name Ceropegia woodii, is a succulent plant, in the genus of chandeliers, in the family Euphorbiaceae. String of hearts is native to South Africa and Zimbabwe. The leaf shape and color are beautiful and have certain ornamental values. Potted plants can be placed in the TV, computer, and can also be planted in the room to absorb formaldehyde and other substances, purifying the air. It's a succulent plant that stands for love.

String of hearts picture

String of hearts

The habits of string of hearts

The suitable growth temperature of String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is 15~25℃, but it can also withstand the high temperature of 35℃ in summer and the low temperature of about 10℃ in winter, and it has a strong adaptability to temperature. String of hearts like scattering light, avoid strong light directly. String of hearts do not like fertilizer, especially avoid the application of high phosphorus and potash fertilizer, fertilizer should be applied lightly, avoid the use of concentrated fertilizer or only nitrogen fertilizer. String of hearts is a very drought-tolerant plant due to its large tuber roots, which can store nutrients and water.

String of hearts growing methods

Seed selection

We had better choose the seed of String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) that is born in those days, such seed germination force is strong, emergence rate is high, simpler to novice.Planting should be done at temperatures above 20 degrees.

Choose basin, with soil

The flowerpot for String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is not easy to be too deep, not easy to water, choose a flowerpot with better drainage. Generally, ceramic art flower pots of 10~15cm can be selected.

Add peat or coarse sand to ordinary soil, anything that can improve the permeability of the soil, honeycomb cinders can also.


According to the basin is tall above all, the big grain sand soil with 1 1 2 cm thick is put in the basin bottom, facilitating drainage, tile, ceramsite is a good choice. Then just with a layer of soil, now you can put the seeds, seeds after planting in a layer of soil. Make sure that the roots of String of Hearts are mostly under the ground, and some of them are above the ground. Good work done, after the need to do is a lot of maintenance, such as it being leafy!

String of hearts

String of hearts propagation methods

Cuttage propagation

Take a pair of String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) leaves (with a little stem node) or 2-3 pairs of leaves, dry them naturally for a week, then cut them in the cultivation medium, water permeable, cover them with transparent plastic film when the temperature is low, and new buds will grow in about three weeks.

High pressure propagation

Cut a piece of healthy String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) and put it flat in the culture soil. Needle a small wound at the stem node, then fix the stem node in the culture soil with U-shaped thin iron wire, and new roots can grow in about 3 weeks. When the roots grow to 2~3cm long, cut them off and transplant them together.

Sowing propagation

Plentiful String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) can be planted and reproduced, but String of hearts should be planted and propagated when String of hearts bloom. Please pay attention to the collection of seeds. In late spring and early summer, the temperature is about 20℃.

String of hearts main value

Beautiful leaf color, String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) has a certain ornamental value, commonly used plastic hanging pot, often hung in the door side, window, stems and vines floating in the wind, very interesting; Place with potted ceramic interior corner, tall flower on shelf or bookcase on top, String of hearts stem tendril is drooping, can be as long as 150 cm or so, drift freely, very get a person to love. Potted String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) can also be placed in the TV, computer, absorb radiation, and can also be planted in the room to absorb formaldehyde and other substances, purifying the air. (Find more best indoor hanging plants here.)

String of hearts flower language

String of hearts plant (Ceropegia woodii) have heart-shaped leaves, leaves in pairs, should be the sentence "heart to heart".

String of hearts

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