Written by Maggie
Feb 02 2021
When it comes to propagating String of Hearts, there are generally three types that are suitable for indoor operation: cuttings, layering and sowing propagation. Cutting propagation of string of hearts is the most commonly used, which is to take a pair of String of Hearts leaves and insert them into the soil.Layering is relatively rare. Needle a wound at the node of String of Hearts, press it into the earth for a little bit, and cut it off after it takes root. Sowing propagation of string of hearts is more common. Sow the String of Hearts plant into the soil. Now, let's see these 3 propagation methods of string of hearts
In general, String of Hearts can be cut at any time, but not in winter, when the temperature is low and indoor air circulation is inserted. Cutting propagation of string of hearts will have a certain impact on the recovery of the plant. As for String of Hearts, what season is cuttings? The best choice in late spring and early autumn, at this time the plant activity is high, cuttage survival rate is high.
When we apply cutting propagation of String of Hearts, first choose cuttings: on the pot plant String of Hearts, choose a pair of leaves with a little stem node and cut them as cuttings, then put them in the shade and dry for a week, and then directly insert them into the soil, pouring them with water, and cover them with plastic film.
After cutting propagation of String of Hearts, water appropriately to maintain a certain moisture in the soil, and spray frequently to moisturize. When you do this, the new shoots will appear in about three weeks, when the film will be removed and allowed to grow naturally. Then two or three weeks later, when the root system of String of Hearts grows to 2-3cm, you can transplant it into a pot, and then you can cultivate it in the same way as String of Hearts.
In addition to cutting propagation, you can also use the layening method to propagate String of Hearts: select robust String of Hearts branches, place them on the culture soil, then needle a small wound at the stem node, and then fix the stem node in the culture soil with U-shaped thin iron wire, as shown in the figure above.Wait about 3 weeks, it will grow a new root, and so the root grows to 2-3cm long, with the root and stem cut off a transplant .
String of hearts can get seeds when they bloom, so sowing propagation is also an option for String of hearts to propagate, but it is difficult to get seeds in home care, so sowing propagation of string of hearts is less used. Method: In late spring and early summer, pick the seeds of String of Hearts that year and sow them directly.
In general, it is not difficult to propagate String of Hearts, whether it is cuttings, layering or sowing, all can survive, but the best method for beginners is cutting propagation.