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Senecio 'String of Hearts Variegated'

Senecio 'String of Hearts Variegated'

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The Senecio 'String of Hearts Variegated' is a charming variation of the classic String of Hearts, featuring cascading vines adorned with heart-shaped leaves that display a beautiful variegation of green, cream, and sometimes pink hues. Exhibiting a trailing growth habit, this plant can elegantly drape several feet, creating a stunning display in hanging baskets or trailing over the edge of containers. 

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Senecio mikanoides variegata

Common: String of Hearts, Variegated String of Hearts, Sweetheart Plant, Vine Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Senecio's can tolerate some direct light.
  • Trim back excessively long stems to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth.
  • Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cut end to callous over before planting in soil.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Apocynaceae family, also known as the dogbane family, which is a large family of flowering plants with over 4,500 species.
  • Senecio species are found worldwide, from desert regions to mountainous terrains and tropical areas. Some popular species like Senecio rowleyanus (String of Pearls) are native to parts of Africa.
  • The String of Hearts is often called the "Sweetheart Vine" due to its heart-shaped leaves.
  • It produces unique, lantern-shaped flowers that are usually purple in color.
  • Some Senecios have been reclassified as the Ceropegia genus. The new botanical name for this plant is Ceropegia woodie.
  • Like many succulents, the Blue Chalk plant is highly drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for xeriscaping or low-water gardens.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance
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Alexis Rollins
Excellent customer service!!!

I purchased the variegated string of hearts and received a regular string of hearts by mistake I emailed customer service and received a response within a couple of days. They were very friendly and helpful and sent me the right plant as soon as possible. Both plants I received were very healthy and intact. Packaging was perfect and there was no damage. I would definitely recommend and will purchase in the future!

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We strive to ensure the health and quality of our plants and take great care in packaging them securely to prevent any damage during transit. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to serving you again in the future. Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Happy gardening!