How to Repot a String Of Hearts Using a Soil Mix

Written by Ivy

Jan 20 2023

How to Repot a String Of Hearts Using a Soil Mix

If you're unsure of how to repot a String of Hearts plant, the three most important things to understand are the right size and kind of pot to buy, the right potting soil and what you'll need, and when to repot your plant.

With its charming beauty, the plant known as the "string of hearts" almost feels like a gift from heaven. It's not surprising that it poses a triple threat to other tropical plants given its heart-shaped leaves, ability to be grown as a hanging plant, and minimal maintenance requirements.

In addition, if you decide to own a plant, care and maintenance are essential just like with any other living thing. The significance of repotting must therefore be understood if you are fortunate enough to have had yours for a number of years.

It's not as difficult to repot a string of hearts as you might think. Repotting plants is undoubtedly much simpler to do now that you've learned how to do it several times.


Necessary Materials

The preparation of the necessary String Of Hearts propagation equipment comes next. Having everything ready in advance will prevent you from digging in the soil while looking for a tool. Here's what you'll need:

  • A healthy, mature peperomia plant
  • A clean, sharp knife or shears
  • Light and airy soil
  • A small pot for the cuttings
  • One clear plastic bag or empty soda bottle
  • Rooting hormone powder (optional)

When Should You Repot String of Hearts Plant?

It's time to repot your rosary vine if its roots are protruding through the drainage holes. Repotting your Ceropegia Woodi will provide it with a new, larger container that will allow more room for the roots to develop. Additionally, it will give your Ceropegia plant a chance again to start over.

Since the winter is when string of hearts are thought to be dormant, it is best to avoid repotting them during that time. Beginning of spring is the ideal time to repot your Ceropegia plant. Since the summer is when they grow, this will enable it to prosper even more quickly during that time.

It's time to start the repotting process if it has been more than a year or two since you last did so or if you notice some overgrown roots.

TIPS for Repotting STRING of HEARTS

The ideal seasons to plant, move, or repot a String of Hearts are spring and summer. Early fall is also great if you live in a temperate climate like I do. Simply stay away from the plants during the winter when they are dormant. like bears in hibernation!

Don't bury those tubers too deeply when planting String of Hearts. Since they are aerial tubers, they must enlarge nearer the soil's surface.

This plant expands quickly. Additionally, it is prone to tangling and can become straggly with time. To encourage new, healthy growth, don't be afraid to completely trim back your String of Hearts (just avoid doing so in the late fall and/or winter). It was time because the trails on mine were now 6′ long.

String of Hearts doesn't seem to have a deep root system, in my observation. Also, since it is a plant, don't rush to repot it because it prefers to be slightly constrained in its container. For a minimum of three years, I'll leave this one in the yellow pot.


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Do String of Hearts Like to Be Root Bound?

This plant does enjoy being somewhat rootbound. Keep it from becoming too firmly rooted, though. It still needs space for its roots

Avoid letting the situation get out of hand, though. This quality enables you to unwind for a year or two before considering repotting your plant once more.

How Do You Water a Root-bound Plant?

Root-bound plants have a tendency to use up the soil's moisture much more quickly than other plants do. For your plant to grow long, healthy vines, you must learn how to properly water it.

In contrast to your other indoor plants, string of hearts can go for a long time without needing to be watered. This is possible because the plant's heart-shaped leaves can store water.

The general rule for thorough watering is to water your plant until water begins to leak out of the drainage hole. To prevent root rot, be sure to empty any extra water from the saucer (if you have one).
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TIP: To test the soil, use your knuckle or a bamboo skewer. Insert your skewer about an inch or two deep. Watering is required if the result is clean. Wait a day or two before checking again if there are soil flecks attached.

Conclusion About Repotting String of Hearts

Was it actually as bad as you imagined? You'll become an expert after a few more attempts or perhaps even after your first attempt, I'd hope not! Simply keep planting and don't give up. Save this article so you can refer back to it if you miss a step.