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String of Hearts Care

String of Hearts Care

July 21, 2022

The String of Hearts is a sweet hanging plant native to South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Due to its dark green with variegated silver markings or in cream, pink, and green heart-shaped, patterned leaves, this magnificent succulent has stolen the hearts of many collectors. It can grow up to 2 to 3-inches tall and has purple-toned stems that can reach about 3 to 9 feet long. Hanging this plant somewhere high will allow you to witness how breathtaking it can be, especially when it starts to cascade out of the pot like a waterfall.

Watering: During spring/summer, give your plant a good soak from the bottom when the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil are completely dry. This succulent will go dormant in the fall/winter months, so you can suspend watering to once every 3-4 weeks still allowing the plant to dry completely.
Light Requirements: Enjoys heat and bright, indirect light. Direct sun can scorch your hearts.
Humidity Needs: Slightly higher than most succulents at 40-50%.
Soil Preference: 
Enjoys a well draining soil with a moisture retaining additive. Cactus/succulent soil mixed at a 1:1 ratio with coco coir is ideal.
Half-strength and infrequently during spring/summer.
Repot when roots begin to escape from drainage holes or every 2-3 years to ensure soil nutrients.
Pet Safe: Yes
Common Issues: 
Susceptible to rot when overwatered, watch for yellowing, browning, or mushy leaves to catch rot early on.

Mature String of Hearts

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