House plants are a must in my home. A bit of greenery brings the outside in and makes my home feel fresh and full of life (when they survive, that is!)
I do find it an expensive hobby though… especially when they all decide to die at the same time! So when I learnt how to propagate my String of Hearts – one of my favourite trailing house plants – I thought I’d share it on here. It’s a good way of either spreading them around your home free of any cost, or to add to your original plant to thicken it up when it starts to look a little thin and tatty.
I’d never taken any plant cuttings before and hadn’t realised how easy it is! I’m looking forward to trying it with other plants too!
- Find an off shoot from your original string of hearts plant. Cut this off just above a set of leaves.
- Remove leaves that would otherwise be submerged, as they will go mouldy.
- Place the vines in water and in a couple of weeks you’ll see roots starting to grow from where the leaves were. Let them get a couple of cm long before potting up.
- Hollow out little holes in your soil and place the cuttings. Fill the hole and tamp lightly. I use regular compost, but if you tend to over water I’d use cactus soil instead.
- You may find the leaves left on the cuttings dry out at first, but bare with it and you’ll see them start to grow and new off shoots develop.
Use a pot with a hole at the bottom, place a dish underneath and water your String of Hearts from the dish to avoid root rot. Mist leaves with water weekly.