The String of Hearts, or as it is officially called the Ceropegia Woodii, is very easy to handle. You can recognize the plant by its characteristic heart-shaped leaves. The Ceropegia Woodii is a true hanging plant and can grow up to 4 meters long in nature. It is not a dense plant, but you can achieve this by propagating the plant. But how do you do that?
- String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
- Vase with water
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
- To start with, clean the scissors well. It is best to use pure alcohol or disinfectant.
- Then cut a stem of at least 10 centimeters.
- Then remove the bottom leaf from the cutting. Are you not doing this? Then the lower leaf can go moldy, so that the cutting cannot put its energy on root growth.
- Then grab the vase with water.
- Hang the cuttings in the water and make sure that no leaf touches the water. If this is the case, remove this leaf as well.
- Weekly refresh the water in the vase. This prevents algae formation.
- After a few weeks you can see roots growing on the stem.
- As soon as the roots are about 5 centimeters you can repot the cuttings. You can choose to put them in a new flowerpot with soil. However, it is also an option to put the cuttings back at the mother plant. This way you make sure you have a richer plant.