Trailing Plant: String of Hearts


“String of Hearts” is a trailing succulent with pink and green heart-shaped leaves. Its slender stem has a purple tone. This South-African native plant owns other common names – sweetheart vine, rosary vine, chain of hearts, and collar of hearts. It also flowers, and the stems produce small tubers in the spring and summer. Growing this elegant plant in self-watering hanging pot is no doubt a wise option. Or put it on your book shelf and let the stems spill over the edge of shelves, creating a unique plant curtain.

What are the white balls on the vines?

These are aerial tubers, starting out as a white patch at leaf nodes and then swelling to form white balls. They can be used to propagate new growth and this is a pretty successful way to reproduce.

white ball on the string of hearts

How to use the tuber to propagate?

First, you should find the largest tuber. When removing it, leave a little bit of the plant on it. Then press your tuber into the soil mix. You don’t have to completely bury it in soil. Just let half to the tuber in the soil and the top half exposed. And then keep the soil damp to promote growth. After a few weeks, roots will form from it and new vines grow from the top. Isn’t it easy? I bet you’ll fall in love with propagating the plant since the simple action brings new life.

How about the length that it can grow into?

The delicate heart-shaped foliage and slender vines can reach around 12′ long in its natural environment. Growing it in the self-watering hanging pot with proper care, it will definitely offers you an amazing vines cascade over your boring bare wall.


Create a heart-shaped or round-shaped plant

This trailing greenery is a creative plant as you can make it into different shapes like round, heart, triangle etc by using the trellis. You can buy the trellis directly, or just use some iron wire to make whatever shapes you want.

Leizisure sefl-watering hanging pot

Leizisure self-watering hanging pot allows you to enjoy plants from different angles. With a rounded form and rattan look, the pot made of plastic goes well with refined interior spaces. The pot consists of two parts, the inner container and the outer cover. The inner container has a drainage hole which allows water to drain freely and keeps plants healthy. It comes with stainless steel chains of three strands for hanging.

self-watering hanging pot



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