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String of Hearts Seed Pods – Propagation and Growing Guide

If you are searching for string of hearts seed pods then before that let me tell you this plant is very popular because of its heart shaped leaves that we didn’t see quite often in any plant. Some people call it Chain of Hearts and others use its scientific name Ceropegia Woodii and did you know this plant also comes from African region because there are so many diverse forests most plants are native to to that. It is a great houseplant and you can use it in a hanging basket. In this article we will know how to use seeds pods to multiple plants.

String of Hearts Seed Pods are seeds that grow in this plant when it matures & these seeds appear to be fuzzy white feathers and it has a seed attached to it. Seeds in the chain of hearts can be propagated and yes it will take time as seeds first germinate then make roots and stem leaves. It is also important to give them the right environment like in initial days they need moisture so you would need to put a plastic over the top of the pot that way it will retain moisture which will help seed to sprout early.

So you need 2-3 seeds and a well drained potting mix , I suggest succulent soil mix that works great on semi succulent vine plants. Now just put the seeds inside the soil , don’t put very deep , just drop the seed on the top layer and put some soil in it. 

Now we can check and see how many days it can take to germinate seeds. That’s it.

It’s very easy to do this propagation technique , it is one such method that people generally ignore or do not have knowledge on. But now you have the knowledge and if you want to know more check the below video it has some good inside story to propagate and you can clearly see the white feathers of seeds in a string of hearts.

String of Hearts Seed Pods
Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0 US, via Wikimedia Commons


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String of Hearts Seed
photographed by Ivan I. Boldyrev, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

If you want to read 5 other different ways to propagate this plant then i have written a well researched article on string of hearts propagation that you can read anytime. If you stayed Underwatered String of Hearts for many days it will show some bad sign I have explained some problem of this plant as well , you can also read that.

String of Hearts Seed Propagation

First you can buy seeds of string of hearts from a nursery and It will arrive in few days. The Seeds are easy to propagate but it takes good amount of time to germinate and grow as a succulent plant. That is why gardener like me prefer to go with stem propagation. yes, You can learn the seed germination to growth process and it can add up to your experience. below is the method to grow it from the seeds.

How to Grow String of hearts from Seeds

Growing your string of hearts plants from seeds can be a fun, rewarding experience. You can grow string of hearts indoors or outdoors, and you can also grow other seeds from different plants till they are short because it seeds are small so they take less space. here you will learn step by step how do you start your string of hearts from seeds? It’s easy! Follow these steps:

  1. Fill a small dish or saucer with water.
  2. Wet the seeds and swirl them around in the water until they are evenly wet.
  3. Now drop all the seeds in the potting mix. Cover the seed with little soil for 1 inch
  4. Place it near a sunny window or near an air vent with fresh air.
  5. Wait for the seeds to germinate.
  6. When they sprout, they will need to be transplanted into pot so that they can grow into healthy plants.
  7. When the seedlings are about two inches tall, it is time to transplant them into soil and to start watering them regularly.

This is how you grow hearts succulents from the seed.

What to do if you have a string of hearts Seed pods?

It’s great if you have these seed pods, when this semi succulent matures then it starts making white fuzzy feathers which have seeds attached and those are actual seeds & many people did not know Ceropegia Woodii produce seeds.

When to plant string of hearts seed pods?

The best time to plant a string of heart seed pods is after the end of winters or in spring , it will give those seeds much time to germinate in semi cold weather as seeds need a humid environment to develop.

What is the best Soil for string of hearts seed pods?

You can use cactus and succulent soil mix that works great in string of hearts seed pods. Other soil like Hoffmann and miracle Gro  but you need to add perlite to get proper drainage in soil when the plant is mature enough.

How to plant string of hearts seed pods?

You need well drained soil for a string of hearts and just plant the seeds in a 0.5 inch layer of soil and it doesn’t need to be deep as we will be checking growth of the seed early on if we put the seed in just the top layer with some soil on it.

How to care for your String of Hearts Plants

String of Hearts plants care includes Light, Soil, Fertilizer, Pests and Diseases, Pruning, Watering.

1. Light Requirements

String of Hearts plants require indirect light. If you have a window that is large enough, you will be able to use that as a source of light. You should also place the plants near a window that gets plenty of sunlight. String of Hearts plants need to be watered often. The soil should always be moist, but not wet. You should also fertilize the plants every other month.

2. Soil Requirements

String of Hearts plants are a type of succulent. They require a lot of light and they should be watered very carefully. They need a sandy, but well-draining soil. If you have a sandy, well-draining soil, then you don’t have to worry about watering your plants too often. They need a lot of light and they need to be watered very carefully. Hearts succulent should not be allowed to dry out fully so keep there soil moist.

3. Fertilizer Requirements

Some people find it difficult to grow string of hearts plants as they do not have the proper conditions for them. If you are looking to grow these plants, you should make sure that you are providing the proper nutrients for them. One way to make sure that you are providing the proper nutrients for your plants is to use a fertilizer that is designed for the plants that you are growing. You can also make sure that the plants are receiving enough light by making sure that they are in a well-lit area. You should also make sure that the plants are watered.

4. Pests and Diseases

One of the most common pests that can affect string of hearts plants is spider mites. These tiny creatures are typically found on the undersides of the leaves. They are incredibly difficult to see, but they are easy to spot if you look closely. These tiny parasites will suck the life out of your plants and cause them to die. They can be found on the undersides of the leaves and on the stems. If you see small bumps on the leaves, you may not be able to tell that they are spider mites. However, you can tell that they are there because the leaves will be completely covered in these tiny bumps.

5. Pruning

When it comes to caring for your String of Hearts Plants, one of the most important things you need to do is prune. They will get very large, so it is best to prune them in the springtime when the new growth is starting to grow. You should also make sure to water them every day. It is best to water them from the bottom of the pot and not from the top.

6. Watering

The String of Hearts Plant is a great addition to any home. It can be grown inside the house and even in the balcony or garden they are best and comfortably grown plants. These plants are best watered when the soil is dry. When the soil is too wet, the plant will begin to rot. You can water your plants every two weeks, or every week if you are watering them indoors. When watering your plants, make sure that the water does not get too close to the leaves.

Wrap up

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