A popular houseplant, the String of hearts plant. Its origin lies in South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Here the plant gets the name Ceropegia Woodii.
You can recognize the String of hearts plant by its heart-shaped leaves. In nature the plant grows on rocks, but you can also see it as a hanging plant. The Chinese Lantern plant is not a full houseplant. On the contrary! The stems of the plant get longer and longer.
Taking care of the String of hearts plant
The plant enjoys a lot of sunlight. Whether at the distance or not. Indirect sunlight is the ideal location for the plant.
In addition to sunlight, the plant also needs water, of course. Preferably every 10 days. That makes the plant very happy. Too much water is not a big fan of it.
The String of hearts plant does not need plant nutrition either. The plant is not a large energy consumer.
Propagating the String of hearts plant
Just as easy as caring for the String of hearts, it is to propagate the String of hearts plant. The simplest way is to cut the plant by means of water.
- String of hearts plant
- Vase or glass with water
As you can see you don’t need a lot of supplies for propagating. How to propagate the plant? You cut off part of the stem of the plant. Make sure that the stem is at least 15 centimetres large.
At the bottom leaf of the just propagated stem, remove the leaf. Then you hang the stem in the water, make sure that no leaf touches the water. Is this happening? Then take this leaf off. This will prevent the leaf from becoming mouldy.
Within a few weeks you will see roots appear on the cutting. The cutting can then easily be inserted into the soil near the mother plant. Then you make sure you have a nice, full plant!
Tip: You can also easily insert the cuttings directly into the soil. This process takes longer and is less successful. If you don’t feel like that hassle with water, then cutting directly into the soil is definitely an option. No guaranteed success, but you can always try. Success!