Ceropegia Woodii a.k.a String of hearts, Rosary Vine
Chain of Hearts Quick Overview
|Full Size||3-4 meters long |
Chain of Hearts Size
When kept indoors with proper care you can expect your Chain of Hearts to reach 3 to 4 meters in length.
Chain of Hearts Light Requirements
Chain of Hearts prefer to be positioned in bright indirect light for best growth and require this to thrive. A sign your Chain of Hearts is not getting enough light is the leaves growing further apart, this can be resolved by changing the position of your plant to somewhere that better suits it’s light requirements.
Chain of Hearts Temperature
Chain of Hearts will perform best when in an area which maintains a temperature of 80-85˚F (26-29˚C). Being kept outside of this temperate range for prolonged periods of time can lead to poor plant health.
Chain of Hearts Humidity
Maintaining an average humidity (approximately 40-50%) will assist in keeping your Chain of Hearts happy and healthy. If your plant is housed in a spot with a humidity level consistently outside of this range click here for tips on how to increase or decrease humidity levels.
Chain of Hearts Watering Requirements
You can expect your Chain of Hearts to require water approximately every 2 weeks . When watering your Chain of Hearts be sure to water sparingly as they don’t like to stay wet. Aside from solely relying on the watering frequency to tell when your plant is thirsty a tell tale sign that your Chain of Hearts needs water is after the soil drying out completely.
Chain of Hearts Fertilizing requirements
As a rule of thumb your Chain of Hearts should be fertilized once a month during their growing period (May to August). This will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth.
Chain of Hearts Soil Requirements
Chain of Hearts require a well draining soil.
Chain of Hearts Diseases & Pests
The most common diseases and pests that you can encounter whilst caring for your Chain of Hearts are mealybug, aphids and scale insects. For a wide range of information on combating a large range of indoor plant diseases and pests click here.
Chain of Hearts Toxicity
Chain of Hearts are considered to be non-toxic so there is no need to worry if your cats can’t resist playing with those long hanging chains.