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How to Take Care of String of Hearts Succulent

A string of hearts plant (Ceropegia Woodii) is one of the most beautiful succulents. It has excellent heart-shaped textured leaves that are ideal for decorating your space anytime. The hearts shaped eaves seem to be woven in one string, giving a gorgeous vibe. The plant initially belonged to South Africa and is known by other names like Rosary Vine. The scientific name for the heart of the strings is Ceropegia Woodii. It is easy to get a heart of string succulent (Ceropegia Woodii) at home but what poses the challenge is - to care for it and maintain the plant in the best health. The string of hearts succulent needs comprehensive care to help it proliferate and thrive better.

Caring for the String of Hearts Plant
Here are some major caring strategies for the indoor string of hearts plant
Watering
The indoor heart of the strings plant is not a complete succulent. Semi succulent plants like this one have water requirements very different from regular succulents. The string of hearts plants (Ceropegia Woodii) can withstand dry soil better than wet soil. If you water the soil too much, it can rot. So, the best way to care for them is to keep the soil semi-dry. The plant needs frequent watering to keep it alive but in less quantity.
During the autumn and winter, the string of hearts (Ceropegia Woodii) succulent is in its dormancy phase, so it needs even less watering. You can leave it as it is without water for a couple of days. During the summer and spring months, the soil must be maintained moist. It is recommended that you always keep a check on the soil to prevent over-drying. The ideal condition is to keep the soil moist but not wet and never allow it to over-dry.
Temperature Requirements
The ideal temperature for the plant to survive is 18-24 degrees celsius. This is a temperature characteristic of the countries in Europe and the United Kingdom. However, if you can maintain this temperature at your place, the heart of the strings can thrive anywhere. It is a highly tolerant plant that hardly needs any additional effort other than regular plant care for survival. 
When discussing environmental humidity levels, the perfect humidity scale for this would be 40% to 50%. The indoor string of hearts plant (Ceropegia Woodii) has a buffer tolerance level of around 10% or less. As already discussed, this semi-succulent plant thrives better in semi-arid conditions. It needs moisture but not much. That makes it so much easier to maintain. Just imagine this beautiful succulent at your place, but you don't have to care much for it. Doesn’t that already sound fascinating?

Light Conditions
The string of hearts semi-succulent plant grows best when kept in bright sunlight. Note that - by bright sunlight, we don't mean the strongest glare of the sun. Instead, it emphasizes that the heart of string is not a typical shade-loving plant. It needs ample sunlight and heat for growth. You can keep it on the balcony where it will receive enough light. If you feel like the balcony is not a great place to receive light, place it outdoors for some time during the day. Make sure you don't place the sun outdoors in strong heat the entire day otherwise, it can wither away the plant.
When raising a heart of string plant (Ceropegia Woodii), here are two basic symptoms you just know. If the plant gets just the perfect sunlight for growth, it will bloom at its best. That means you will see perfectly healthy leaves and flowers. On the contrary, if it gets poor sunlight, large spaces will appear within the leaves. This is one of the first indications that the plant is not in good health. Also, if the sunlight is too strong or the plant is exposed to strong sun glares for a very long time, its leaves will wrinkle and wither away. You have to be closely observant if you want to bring up a beautiful and healthy string of hearts plant.

Size

One of the major confusions that many plant lovers face while raising a heart of string plant (Ceropegia Woodii) is that - how tall it will grow. This, indeed, is one of the major dilemmas. The ideal height of a heart of string plant (Ceropegia Woodii) should be 90 cm and more. Anything below 90 cm means that your plant is not getting enough sunlight or water, or there is some trauma in the growth conditions. You may try trimming the dead branches and placing them in the right sunlight to induce growth. Also, ensure that you do not overwater the string of hearts soil because that leads to root rotting.
Flowering
Flowers are not the main attraction of the string of hearts plant (Ceropegia Woodii). The key feature of this plant is the leaf in a heart shape. But the plant does flower very less. During the summer season, small purple flowers appear amidst the trailing leaves. Though the flowers are not conspicuous, they add beauty and charm to the plant. There is usually no flowering during the winter and autumn months.
Propagation
If you are a plant lover, you surely won’t be able to hold back yourself from propagating the beautiful plant. With time, you can observe some nodules on the plant's vines. The nodules will look like some green beads. These appear only after the plant has at least flowered for one season. When these nodules or beads touch the soil, new roots grow and propagate into a new plant. So if you want to grow a string of hearts plants (Ceropegia Woodii) from any exciting one, you can try dropping the nodules in the soil. Do not injure the existing vine while doing this. You can also grow it in another pot.
Final Words
You can get some beautiful string of hearts online plants. Buy it for your own house or gift it to someone special. You can also consider this an ideal gift for your partner on Valentine's day. A living plant in the shape of a heart needs the least care to grow and beautify. Share a small cutting of the vines containing a nodule with your friends and help the string of hearts (Ceropegia Woodii) grow more and spread happiness.

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