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Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)

Chain of hearts or Ceropegia woodii is an easy, super tough, hardy, hanging plant that can be used to fill a space situated up high in a corner or on a shelf. It is terribly forgiving of being neglected. Chain of hearts don’t like to be constantly wet, but will love a great soaking once or twice every month. Two varieties are commonly available, the traditional purple/grey and a beautiful pink and white variegated cultivar. As the name suggests, the cute little leaves look like tiny hearts. This is also one that will thrive on a patio too.

Growing Conditions

Aspect Chain of hearts prefer an indoor or patio spot. Bright indirect light is required for reasonable growth.

Soil Use Seasol Indoor Potting Mix a premium potting mix especially formulated for indoor plants.

Growth Chain of hearts can be a slow grower to start with but will continue to grow all year round. Plenty of indirect light will encourage faster growth. They will flower in spring and summer.

Ceropegia woodii - (Chain of hearts) - Indoor Plants

General care

Watering Water them only when completely dry. Water thoroughly when you do water. If your plant is bone dry, a good soaking for several hours in a bucket of Seasol will do wonders to rehydrate the foliage.

Potting Keep them in their original a nursery pot for the first 12 months after which time they can be potted up into another plastic pot that is slightly bigger.

Feeding: A liquid or granular fertiliser can be used. Apply granular PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoors once every season. It combines a premium mix of nutrients, seaweed, and microbes for all plants in pots. Supplement or apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES Pots & Planters or PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives every 2 to 4 weeks from spring to autumn and less often in winter.

For a ready-to-use no mixing formula, apply PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants 1.25 Lt trigger spray to the soil. This easy-to-use liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner helps to improve your soil and feed your plants. Apply every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season and monthly in winter if needed.

Watch out for To encourage your plant to grow more stems and become thicker, wind up a few strands onto the top of the soil and coil them around. Hold them in place with a bobby hair pin.