Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
|String of Hearts - Ceropegia woodii|
String of Hearts
There is no doubt that String of Hearts should be called String of Hearts. Every leaf is perfectly shaped like a Valentine heart, attached to a thread-like stem.
Once rooted, they can trail over the pot by feet.
Perfect for the interior waterfall look, they are grown in small hanging baskets.
Start with a full pot and let them grow and flow.
Look for the green version and get started. Then you can dream about the pink one.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
|String of Peas - Senecio rowleyanus|
Strings of Things
If you want to know what is trending with interior plants, look at Pinterest. I’ve been doing this despite my aversion to these types of time sinkholes.
There are pictures of living spaces decorated with oddly shaped trailing houseplants. It is greenery to give a waterfall look.
As soon as one catches fire, there is a world-wide shortage of these rarely grown trailers. Although, String of Peas (Senecio rowleyanus) has always been here and is available in the international succulent supply-train.
Now I see that the urge to collect plants is back, there are many Strings of Things. If I’m right about demand, production of these trailers is going to be difficult. First, there is no stock supply. They grow slowly, and it takes many pieces to fill out a small pot.
Luckily, many are succulents which make them survive with owners’ erratic watering and low humidity.
I have String of Bananas, String of Beads, String of Dolphins, String of Hearts, etc. There are easily a dozen species that could qualify and if we throw in Rhipsalis, a series of 25 is possible ---- the Strings of Things Collection!