Know Your Plant
Ceropegia woodi or String of heart or Chain of heart is an eye catching Succulent Plant from South Africa Zimbabwe. This plant has nickel Grey color and fine veins on heart shaped leaves. String of heart plants come from arid deserts. These plants are not only cute but also produce very attractive flowers. Succulent family plants are extremely easy to propagate. Several methods exist for cultivation of succulent plants that includes leaf propogation, stem cutting , root division etc.
Whereas, the String of Pearls plant (Senecio rowleyanus) is native to southwestern Africa. Its natural habitat includes regions in Namibia and parts of South Africa. In these areas, it typically grows in arid or semi-arid environments.
The plant is well-adapted to survive in conditions with limited water availability. Its succulent nature allows it to store water in its round leaves, helping it endure periods of drought. In its native habitat, the String of Pearls often grows trailing down rocky outcrops or hanging from ledges.
The String of Pearls has become a popular ornamental plant in cultivation worldwide due to its unique appearance and relatively easy care requirements. It's often grown as a houseplant in containers, hanging baskets, or as a trailing element in succulent gardens. Keep in mind that, when cultivating it indoors, replicating its natural habitat by providing well-draining soil and avoiding overwatering is crucial for its health and longevity.
Light: String of Hearts and pearls prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially morning sunlight, but it's best to avoid harsh afternoon sun to prevent leaf scorching.
Watering: Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out between waterings. It's better to underwater than overwater, as this plant is susceptible to root rot.
- Water more sparingly in the winter when the plant is in a dormant phase.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for succulents or cacti is suitable.
Temperature: These plants prefers temperatures between (15-34°C). It can tolerate occasional drops in temperature but should be protected from frost.
Humidity: This plant can adapt to normal indoor humidity levels, but it appreciates slightly higher humidity. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent any fungal issues.
Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the fall and winter.
Container: Use a hanging basket or a container with drainage holes. The trailing nature of the plant makes it well-suited for hanging or elevated positions.
Pruning: Prune the plant to control its size and shape. You can also propagate new plants from cuttings.
Propagation: String of Hearts & Pearls is easily propagated from cuttings. Simply snip a healthy vine, allow the cut end to callus for a day or two, and then plant it in soil.
Pests: Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites or aphids. If you notice any infestations, treat them promptly with insecticidal soap.
Support: Provide support or a trellis if you want the plant to climb or if the trailing vines are becoming too long.
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- We send plant after fungicide bath to protect them from rot and increase survival rate.
- Plant pot contains fertilizer for next one year.
- We cultivate this plant from cutting and no tissue culture method is used so they are very stable and hardy plants.
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