Ceropegia woodii variegata

String of Hearts Succulent Propagation & Care

String of Hearts Succulent 

Ceropegia Woodii Variegata is also known as ‘String of hearts Succulent’ and ‘Rosary vine’. It has cream, pinkish and green heart-shaped leaves. The dark green-colored leaves at the middle portion of the leaves and purple are extending up to the edges.  

I am sure you will get plenty of information you need for your garden and home decor by reading this guide on String of Hearts Succulent Propagation and care.

This article illustrates cultivation methods, procedures, basic requirements, and some valuable resources of Ceropegia Woodii Variegata (String of hearts)

Propagation Methods: String of Hearts Succulent

How do you propagate a string of hearts succulents?

Ceropegia Woodii Variegata or string of hearts succulent can be cultivated by cuttings, Tubers, and Seeds

Can you grow string of hearts from a cutting?

The answer is yes. We can grow string of hearts from cuttings.

What is Cutting’s method?

In order to propagate a new String of hearts succulent by means of the cuttings method, choose a healthy and well-developed stem. Then cut it from the main plant with the help of a sharp knife or scissors. After cutting the stems from the main plant allow them to dry for several days. The prepared stem is ready to lay on well-draining soil.


I would prefer the personal cuttings method which has a high degree of appropriate growth chances, which will save a lot of additional effort in order to grow this beautiful succulent.

What is Tuber’s method?

This is one of the easiest and most people prefer over the other two methods, i.e., cuttings and seed method. In this method, remove a well-developed stem from the mother plant, then press along with the still support in the well-draining soil. The rooting or sprouting at the base of the plant will give birth to the new plant of a string of heart succulent.

What is Seed’s method?

The first step is to sow a seed in the well-draining soil by using the fall. If you’re living in quite warmer or 9a zones, please go with the sedum seeds. If you are residing in a comparatively cooler area, sow the seeds indoors and use the grow lights at the initial stages.

string of hearts succulent

Where to Plant String of Heart?

The selection of soil is an extremely important part of the cultivation process.

  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining) in full or partial sun
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral, sandy or gravelly

The zone (11a) where the temperature ranges 40 F (4.5 degrees C); would be a great atmosphere because it’s not cold resilient. You can use a different variety of containers; so it would be much easier to shift them indoor or outdoor according to your preferences.

In my view, I use designer containers that look so beautiful with succulents. It certainly set a beautiful look to your home and garden décor.


Choose the location where the plant will get properly 3 to 4 hours of full to partial sunlight. It’s very easy to understand the behavior of this plant; more sunlight, darker color of the leaves, and vice-versa.

String of Heart Succulent Care

How do you care for the string of hearts propagation?

Taking care of these Succulents is relatively stress-free. Follow subsequent easy steps and you are done:

How much sun does string of hearts need?

Light Requirement

  • Indoor Plantation: at least 3 hours of partial sunlight daily.
  • Outdoor Plantation: 3 to 4 hours of filtered sunlight is more than enough.

What temperature does string of hearts like?

Temperature Requirement

It requires a minimum temperature of about 40 F (4.5 degrees C). If you are living in the northern hemisphere, locate the plant in a southern-facing window. However, the temperature requirements may vary as per plant varieties and species.

What kind of soil does string of hearts need?

Soil and Pot Selection

A well-draining soil is ideal for Ceropegia woodii variegata. Moreover, a vital factor is the pot selection, where the plant finds home to them. The pot or container with holes will facilitate an easier way to drain the unnecessary water.

These days, a stylish container comes with such holes, which add both appearances and practical water draining functionality.

How often do I water my string of hearts?

Watering Practices

The Ceropegia woodii variegata has similar watering requirements as most succulents. The ‘soak and dry’ method works best for these species of plant.

Most succulents grow best by Soak and Dry watering practices. The string of heart is no exception. In this method, soak the soil properly then allow it to dry completely. Adapting regular watering practices may halt the development of Sand Rose succulents, and they may not survive!

Quick Summary:

  • Plant Type – Flowering (Succulent)
  • Plant Family – Ceropegia (Apocynaceae)
  • Full Sun, Partial Sun
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • The plant grows up to 36” (91 cm) tall
  • The plant grows up to 24’’ (61 cm) wide
  • Spacing – 36” (91 cm)
  • Maintenance – Low
  • Watering – Low, Average
  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining)
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral, sandy or gravelly
  • Minimum 40° F | 4.5° C
  • Propagation by Cuttings, Tuber’s, and Seeds method.
  • Season – Spring, Summer, and Winter
  • Characteristics: Showy Flowers and Evergreen.
  • Generally nontoxic to humans and animals


Hi there! By profession I am a Mechanical Engineer; though, I have a keen interest in gardens, plants and succulents. I hope you like my articles on beautiful succulents and plants. Happy  Gardening!!!

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