Ceropegia Woodii ‘String of Hearts’ Variegata is a beautiful succulent with hearts-shaped leaves. It is native to South Asia, Africa, and Australia.
This plant will propagate in both water and soil. Water propagation is my preference because you can see things happen as it grows! However, soil or moss can be easier for this plant.
Place your cutting in a jar/vase/tube of room temperature water. Make sure the nodes (small bumps on the plant) are submerged in the water.
Keep it somewhere that matches the light and temperature specifications shared below.
When propagating plants, it’s key to keep the humidity UP while the plants root. Higher humidity levels help boost the propagation process.
Change out the water once a week or when it looks murky, and top it up when needed. Fresh water will help oxygenate the cutting and prevent algae build-up.
Roots should start to develop within 3-4 weeks.
Pot the plant up when the roots are approximately 5cm long.
View the detailed propagation guide I’ve emailed you for more info 🙂
This plant will thrive in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct contact with the sun as this can burn the leaves.
This plant is quite tolerant and will thrive in temperatures between 18 and 32℃. Give it bright, indirect light to keep it’s pink colouring and variegation.
Although they originate from tropical areas, the String of Hearts does not require high humidity in order to thrive. Normal room humidity of around 40-50% is sufficient.
It is best suited to grow as a trailing plant. As with most houseplants, it’s important to use a well-draining soil mix that contains lots of bark and perlite. Also key is to use a pot that has drainage holes at the bottom.
Similar to Hoya, Ceropegia are generally slow-growing plants that do not need to be re-potted frequently.
This plant is quite tolerant with its succulent-like leaves. Water thoroughly to mimic tropical jungle conditions and allow the water to drain through properly before returning the plant to its decorative pot. Wait for the soil to dry a bit (1 or 2 weeks) before you water the plant again.
Invest in a moisture meter to help you monitor the levels of moisture in the soil so that you can only water it as needed.
As with most tropical plants, you should feed this plant during the growing season. Aim to feed it every second week or so and cut back during Winter.
Gently cleaning your leaves regularly will help any prevent pests like Mealybug and Spidermite. Rosecare Spray or other alternatives can be applied if you come into contact with any pests.