Ceropegia Woodii (String of Hearts)
May 1, 2020
6 inch, came in hanging planter, firm hearts
May 2, 2020 - Top of pot
May 2, 2020 - Close up of some hearts
May 15, 2020 - Backside of strings
Bright indirect light
A little direct morning sunlight OK
A little direct evening sunlight OK
Leaves will burn in direct light for too long
Variegation will change depending on light exposure
Will get leggy if not getting enough light!
Evolved to grow in arid habitats. Does not require much air moisture. Good for drier areas.
More succulent, maybe every 2-3 weeks during growing season (spring-summer)
Check if soil is completely dry and water thoroughly when you do.
Test mature leaves (closer to base of plant) to see if they are still firm. Lightly squeeze. If squishy/soft, it needs water.
Prone to root rot
Nodes/tubers, can place on top of soil and top off with a light layer of soil.
Can water propagate cuttings (create node by cutting the hearts off). Submerge in water and place in bright indirect light. After a week or two, you should have an inch of roots.
When you cut to propagate, in some cases it can create a split (promote growth)
Well draining, succulent mix, or 50% potting + 45% cacti mix + 5% perlite/orchid bark
Like to be more root-bound and snug
Once a month in growing season with diluted solution
Avoid feeding during winter
Resilient, but probably more prone to mealy bugs