How To Grow String Of Hearts, A Sweet Succulent-Like Trailing Houseplant / Joy Us Garden

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This trailing houseplant is durable, easy as can be & the care is similar to a fleshy succulent but it shares the same family with another plant I love, the Hoya. They are both considered to be a succulent vine. The botanic moniker is Ceropegia woodii but it also goes by Rosary Vine or Chain Of Hearts.

Get more String Of Hearts care tips & see pics here:

Hoya Care Tips:

String Of Pearls Care Tips:

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Oh sweet little String Of Hearts, many people think you’re a succulent but you aren’t.

This unusual beauty with heart-shaped foliage, hence the name, came with me when I moved from Santa Barbara to Tucson. In the 4 months that I’ve lived here, this plant (which hangs in my pink grapefruit tree) has grown like the dickens. The trails were all about about 12″ long & now the longest are 43″. I’ve fast discovered that Rosary Vine loves the heat!

Although a healthy String Of Hearts has a lot of foliage on many stems, it’s not a full & bushy vine. It stays on the wispy side but this, along with the flowers, are a big part of its appeal. Mine got hopelessly tangled on the 9 hour “car crammed full of plants drive” to my new home & that way it’ll stay. Tangles & all, it’s doing just fine.

There are 2 reasons why people have trouble with the Rosary Vine: not enough light &/or too much water, especially in the winter months.

The String Of Hearts or Rosary Vine is a great trailing houseplant. In warmer climates, you can grow it outdoors year round. There’s also a variegated form of it which has a touch of pink. I’m going to plant mine in a large hanging basket with String Of Pearls and String of Bananas. Stayed tuned for that post and video!

Happy gardening,
Nell

Get more String Of Hearts care tips & see pics here:

Hoya Care Tips:

String Of Pearls Care Tips:

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