Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia Woodii) | Plant Care guide

Chain of Hearts | Plant Care Guide

Oh so dainty and pretty, this hanging plant is similar to a succulent in the way it likes to be cared for and will happily grow to the floor without needing to be re-potted.

Difficulty level – medium

Light

Very bright light with no direct sun. A west window is fine but make sure it isn’t up against the hot glass. Not enough light will stunt her growth and eventually, those cute heart shaped leaves will begin to wilt and drop.

Water

Just like a succulent, you want your chain of hearts to dry out in between watering. Dig down into the soil at least three inches and if it is completely dry you can give it about a cup of water. Be sure not to leave it with water sitting in the tray though as she hates wet feet. In winter, like all plants, she goes dormant so you will find that the amount of water required reduces quite a lot. Just be sure to check the soil first.

Maintenance

Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first six months). During the warmer months, she likes a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) monthly, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch her grow her long pretty leaf locks.

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