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Senecio 'String of Hearts'

Senecio 'String of Hearts'

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Senecio 'String of Hearts' is a delightful trailing plant known for its cascading vines adorned with heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are a deep green with a silver marbling on the upper surface and a purple-green hue underneath, adding depth and contrast to its look. Exhibiting a trailing growth habit, 'String of Hearts' can gracefully drape several feet, making it a perfect choice for hanging baskets or as a cascading element on shelves.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Senecio mikanoides

Common: 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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