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Silver Glory String of Hearts: Ultimate Care Tips with Buying Guide

Do you want to add a splash of silvery touch to your space? Are you in search of a perfect gift for your loved ones? There you go, Silver Glory String of Hearts is for you.

Popular for its silvery tinted leaves and symbol of the couple’s bond of love, the Silver Glory String of Hearts grows effortlessly.

But, before getting one, you need to know about its care tips so that you will not kill them through your recklessness.

Generally, Silver Glory String of Hearts requires 7-10 hours of bright indirect light, warm temperature between 70-85°F, average indoor humidity of about 50%, well-draining, and nutrient-rich soil mix. Additionally, re-pot them every two years and prune their dead and damaged parts annually. 

Silver Glory String of Hearts
Silver Glory String of Hearts (Source: Insucculent love)

Read along to learn about its care tips, common problems, solutions, and propagation methods.

Overview of Silver Glory String of Hearts

Ceropegia woodii Silver Glory, aka Silver Glory String of Hearts, is an evergreen, tuberous, tailing, succulent plant.

Silver Glory String of Hearts is a rare species, and it is highly valued for its beautiful leaves, creating a spectacular cascading effect.

The plant produces heart-shaped silver-colored leaves circumscribed with dark green edges.

You might also find purple or burgundy flushing on the undersides of its leaves.

A table shows additional information about the Silver Glory String of Hearts.

Indicator Identity
Botanical Name Ceropegia woodii ‘Silver Glory’
Common NameString of Hearts 'Silver Glory', Rosary or Sweetheart Vine
Family Apocynaceae family
Origin Native to Africa, Southern Asia, and Australia
Plant Type Evergreen, vining, semi-succulent
Growth Zone USDA zones 10 and above
Growth Size About 2-4 feet in length
Grown For Foliage
Foliage Type Heart-shaped foliage with darker green edges and silver patches
Blooms Small pinkish-purple, lantern-shaped flowers
Blooming seasonSpring and Summer
Toxicity Non-Toxic to both humans and pets
Maintenance Level Easy

Silver Glory String of Hearts: Plant on Sale

Propagation is always the best idea for multiplying plants.

If you or someone you know has a silver glory plant, you can quickly get yourself one through propagation.

If not, you got no option rather than to buy one.

Here is a table containing detailed information about silvery glory string of hearts on sale.

Places to Buy Specifications
EtsyArrive within 7-10 days
Insucculent loveArrive within 1-3 weeks
Groovy Plants RanchIn most cases, shipping takes 2-7 business days
SucculentboxIn most cases, shipping takes 3-5 business days

Silver Glory String of Hearts – Ultimate Grow & Care Guide

Silver Glory String of Hearts does not require a high level of maintenance.

It thrives well even if you forgot to water it for a few days. Besides, it does well in average indoor temperature and humidity.

So, it is the perfect plant, even if you are a newbie to plants. Grab a silver string of hearts and enjoy the warmth it spreads to your space.

Here is a summarized table containing the basic care requirements of Silver Glory String of Hearts.

Parameters Favorable Conditions
Sunlight 7-10 hours of bright indirect sunlight
Watering Once in 10-12 days in summer and once a month in winter
Temperature 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit
Humidity 40-50% of the relative humidity
Soil Type Light, airy, chunky, fast-draining, and nutrient-rich
Soil PH Slightly acidic to neutral soil, pH 6-6.5
Fertilization Slow-releasing nitrogen-rich fertilizer diluted to 1/4 of the strength monthly
Pot Type 3.5-5 inches breathable pot with good drainage
Pruning Prune dead, damaged, dried foliage annually
Repotting Once in 1-2 years
Propagation Via Stem cuttings, Air Layering, and Seed germination
Common Pests Mealybugs, Spider mites, and Aphids
Common Diseases Pythium and Phytophthora root rot

1. Partial Morning Light with Dappled Sunlight

Silver Glory String of Heart adores the plethora of sunlight. The plant thrives well in partial to bright indirect sunlight.

Generally, it is ideal for providing Silver Glory String of Hearts with 7-10 hours of bright indirect light.

Additionally, a few hours of morning sunlight or afternoon shades are highly beneficial.

However, as its leaves are prone to high-intensity light, you need to protect them from direct sunlight during summer.

Sunlight works
Sunlight Entering the House (Source: Arttofit)

You can also keep the plant near an eastern-facing window reflecting morning sunlight.

Nevertheless, the western or southern facing window also works well, but keep the plant within 1-3 feet from the window.

Light is the vital requirement for the proper growth and variegation in the Silver Glory String of Hearts.

Keeping the plant in indirect sunlight develops green leaves with high silvery spotty variegation.

In contrast, low light causes loss of silvery patches resulting in green leaves. Besides, low light also causes leggy, stunted growth, curling, limping, and even falling off of foliage.

Note: If you grow Silver Glory String of Hearts in low light, it will adapt to low light producing more chlorophyll pigments. As a result, the plant loses variegation permanently.

Similarly, you should also avoid high-intensity light. It causes drying of leaves, excessive moisture loss from leaves, browning, and burning leaf edges.

Tips to Improve Lighting Condition for Silvery Glory String of Hearts

  • You can grow them outdoors if you live in USDA growth Zone 9-10. Ensure to provide 30-40% of the total outdoor light intensity.
  • Similarly, provide them with about 80% of the total light intensity for indoor settings.
  • Avoid the harsh midday sunlight of summer for the plant.
  • If your place has low light intensity, use full-spectrum artificial lights as light is crucial to the plant. Also, consider using grow lights during winter.
  • Avoid sudden shifting your plant from brighter to lower light area and vice versa.
  • Also, rotate the plant once in 10-15 days to obtain balanced growth.

If you are using artificial grow lights, ensure to provide your plant with about 8-12 hours of full-spectrum light.

Also, the distance between the light source and the plant should be about 20-30 cm.

Grow lights for indoor plants
Grow lights for indoor plants (Source: Amazon)

2. Moderate Watering

If you closely inspect the leaves of silver glory, you can find them slightly similar to that of succulents.

In fact, like succulents, these plants store water in their leaves. Hence, do not water them too often.

Consider watering the plant only after the soil is completely dry.

Generally, it is ideal for watering Silver Glory String of Hearts once in 10-12 days in summer and once a month in winter.

Watering the plant
Watering the plant (Source: Pexels)

Nevertheless, the watering frequency depends on the temperature, pressure, and humidity where your plant is growing.

Hence, water the plant according to its requirement rather than following a tight schedule.

The common mistake while growing this plant is over-watering. Over-watering causes bacterial and fungal infections causing root rot.

Thus, it is better to underwater the plant than over-watering as it is tolerant to slight draught.

Tip: You can use the stick method to prevent watering issues – take a dry stick and insert it 2-3 inches deep in the soil. If it comes dry, the soil lacks moisture and needs watering.

Signs of Watering Issue

Watering is the most common and detrimental issue in Silver Glory String of Hearts.

Both signs of under and over watering show signs like yellowing, limping, drooping, wilting, and foliage discoloring.

The plant is underwater if the leaves are dry, crispy, and skinny, with brown patches.

In contrast, the plant might be over-watered if the leaves are limp, floppy, mushy, and sudden wilting.

Overwatering the Snake Plant
Over-watering Plant is unhealthy (Source: tenor)

Tips to Water Silver Glory String of Hearts Properly

  • While watering, water the plant thoroughly until the water does not drain out of the drainage holes.
  • Avoid using harsh water containing excessive salts.
  • Use tepid or room temperature water while watering them.
  • Reduce the watering frequency to half during winter.
  • For correct soil moisture measurement, use a moisture meter.
  • Next, empty the saucer immediately to avoid roots drenching in a pool of water.

3. Warm Temperature

Silver Glory String of Hearts is native to South Africa. So you need to mimic similar warm temperatures for them to thrive ideally.

The ideal temperature for the Silver glory String of Heart is  70-85 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Besides, this plant is irresistible to temperature extremities. Anything above 90°F and below 40°F can be detrimental to them.

Soil temperature range
Appropriate soil temperature range (Source: University of British Columbia)

Low temperature is generally not a problem for them, but prolonged low temperature can be risky.

Temperature extremities cause yellowing, drooping, limping of foliage, and stunted growth.

Similarly, cold stress might freeze the water present in the cell. It causes excessive cellular tension and might result in cell rupturing.

If not given attention, these problems might even kill your plant.

Tips to Maintain Ideal Temperature for Silver Glory String of Hearts

  • To prevent temperature loss from soil, you can add mulch such as straw and dried grass for insulation.
  • Protect your plant from heat stress by blocking high-intensity direct sunlight.
  • If it is winter and you are growing them outdoors, it is time to bring them indoors.
  • Avoid drafts, heating and cooling vents like radiators, heaters, etc., for the String of hearts.
  • Increase the humidity around the plant when the temperature rises.
  • Alternatively, you can use frost blankets or grow them in a greenhouse during winter.

Keep your plant away from the window during winter as the temperature fluctuation is higher between day and night.

4. Average Indoor Humidity

There are no hard and fast rules regarding the Silver Glory String of Heart’s humidity. It does not need special care for humidity.

Silver Glory String of Hearts thrives easily in average indoor humidity within 40-60% of the relative humidity.

Device measuring temperature and humidity
Device measuring temperature and humidity (Source: Stocklib)

If the humidity drops below 40%, its leaf might curl, and the tip might turn brown.

Similarly, high humidity might also make the plant susceptible to bacterial and fungal illnesses.

Maintaining a high airflow protects plants from mold and other fungal diseases.

Tips to Maintain Adequate Humidity for Silver Glory String of Heart

  • To increase humidity artificially, you can opt for an electric humidifier.
  • Alternatively, you can place a wet pebble underneath your pot.
  • You can increase humidity naturally by groping plants together. It helps to maintain humidity through natural perspiration.
  • When grouping your plants, ensure they do not have any diseases, as they might spread to other plants.
  • Next, you can mist its leaves with salt-free water in the morning.

Pro Tip: Avoid misting leaves in the evening and at night to avoid prolonged moisture that brings fungus to leaves.

5. Well Draining and Nutrient-Rich Soil Mix

Silver Glory String of Hearts detests soggy soil. Since it is semi-succulent, it is prone to waterlogged soil that causes root rot.

It requires soil that drains well between watering and does not lock excessive soil moisture.

Choose a potting mix for Silver Glory String of Heart with high porosity, light, airy, chunky, fast-draining, and nutrient-rich.

Soil Mix
Soil Mix (Source: Pexels)

Also, Avoid using regular garden soil as it is highly compacted and reduces soil aeration.

It is equally important to have a balanced soil pH if you want your String of hearts to thrive well. Soil pH is responsible for nutrient absorption and toxin filtration.

Silver Glory String of Hearts adores slightly acidic to neutral soil pH. Hence, maintain soil pH at 6-6.5 for their best growth.

The best soil mix for the plant is a combination of succulents mix, pumice or perlite, and coconut coir.

Here are a few commercial potting soils suitable for the Silver Glory String of hearts.

Alternatively, you can also make your potting mix for your plant. Personally, I prefer making my soil mix as I can control the quality of the soil.

Here is the recipe I use for my Silver Glory String of Hearts.

  • Mix 1 part of cacti and succulent mix
  • 1 part of perlite or pumice
  • 1/3 part of cocopeat or peat moss
  • 1/3 part of coarse river sand
  • And 1/3 part of organic compost (Worm casting, animal manure, chicken litter, etc.)

Pro Tip: You can add rice husk, dried leaves, orchid or pine barks, etc to make the soil lighter and porous.

6. Monthly Fertilization

Nutrition is one of the most critical factors responsible for the health and vitality of plants.

Hence, to protect your Silver Glory String of Hearts from nutrition deficiencies, consider feeding them once a month with diluted fertilizer.

Hand of a man putting fertilizer to a plant
Feeding the plant (Source: Stocklib)

I prefer organic fertilizer as it enhances the plant’s health and the soil’s quality. But you can use any slow-releasing synthetic fertilizers.

Use nitrogen-rich NPK fertilizer in the ratio of 20-5-5 for your Silver Glory String of Hearts. But do not use fertilizers that are high in potassium and phosphorus fertilizers.

Limiting the fertilizer you give your plant should be done with caution, as both over and under fertilization can harm the plant.

Over FertilizationLack of Fertilization
Yellowing, wilting of the stemWeak stem and pale foliage
Leaves will turn brownSlow plant growth
Salt build up on the soil surfaceLack of phosphorus may lead to no bloom

Here are some common commercial fertilizers you can use for the Silver Glory String of Hearts.

The three numbers in the above fertilizer denote nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N.P.K).

Tips to Fertilize Silver Glory String of Hearts

  • Always water the plant thoroughly before fertilizing them. Soil moisture enhances the nutrition absorption rate.
  • Dilute the fertilizer to 1/4th of its strength to avoid over-fertilization.
  • Add fertilizer to the soil and avoid contact with stems and leaves.
  • Fertilize them only in the growing season, i.e., spring and summer.
  • Similarly, gradually reduce the fertilizing frequency to zero during winter as the plant goes into dormancy.

Over-fertilization builds up salt in the soil, which causes the burning of leaf tips and younger roots.

To counterbalance over-fertilization, wash off the excess salts in the soil by drenching the pot in tepid water.

Pro Tip- You can also use 1 gram of Osmcote 14-14-14 or Nutricote 13-13-13. to balance the harm sustained by plants due to over-fertilization.

7. Potting and Re-potting

Silver Glory String of Hearts is a trailing plant that does well in hanging baskets for cascading effects.

A pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the plant’s root ball is ideal for Silver Glory String of Hearts. Similarly, you can also opt for a 3.5-5  inches pot to grow them.

Repotting plant
Repotting plant (Source: Pixabay)

Various types of pots are available in the market based on aesthetics, affordability, accessibility, and durability.

Choose the one which fits you the best. However, ensure that the pot is breathable and has drainage holes.

For my Silver Glory String of Hearts, I prefer terracotta or pots made from coconut husk.

The Silver Glory String of Hearts likes to be root-bound. As a result, you won’t have to report them as regularly.

Consider re-potting Silver Glory String of Hearts once in 2 years or when their roots are severely bound.

Repotting Plants
Re-potting plants (Source: Unsplash)

Your plant is root-bound if you see roots poking out of the drainage holes and signs of yellowing, drooping, limping of foliage, and stunted growth.

Likewise, you might need to repot them if the soil is highly compacted.

Pro Tip: The best time to repot them is when the plant is actively growing during spring and summer. It is easier for plants to adapt to new environments in the growing season.

Instruments Required to Re-pot Silver Glory String of Hearts

Check the table below for the tools required while re-potting the Silver Glory String of Hearts.

Materials RequiredSpecification
Fresh potting mixTo prepare soil mix for planting
Gardening Gloves To avoid hands getting dirty and also to avoid infection
Pruning shears To cut extended roots and leaves
Garden trowelTo take soil out and pour in the pot
Garden ForkTo loosen and turn over soil
Planting PotsFor planting the plant

Tips to Repot Silver Glory String of Hearts

  • Water the plant thoroughly on the last day earlier to re-potting.
  • Get a clean planter 1-2 inches larger than the previous pot.
  • Loosen the top 25% of the soil using the garden trowel and fork.
  • Gently tap around the perimeters and bottom of the pot to detach soil from the pot.
  • Now, hold a tight grip on the base of the stem and take it off the pot.
  • Inspect for signs of root rot, and remove such affected parts if you find any.
  • Similarly, you can also prune your plant at this point.
  • Then, fill the 2/3rd portion with fresh potting mix. Place the plant at the center and fill the remaining space with soil.
  • Water the plant thoroughly and leave it in a bright space.

Note: The plant may appear wiled and dropped due to transplant shock. It will revive naturally after a couple of days when it adapts successfully.

8. Timely Pruning

Is your Silver Glory String of Hearts leggy and dull? Is it growing large and unmanageable? Well, if so, it might need a little Pruning.

They don’t require as much pruning as other plants. However, grooming the plant once a year is a good idea.

Prune dead and damaged foliage and stems of Silver Glory String of Hearts at the end of the fall or beginning of the spring.

Timely pruning of a plant
Keep your plant Healthy, Prune Timely (Source: Tenor)

Similarly, prune them if the plant is leggy and dull. Pruning enhances new healthier growth and side growth, making your plant bushier.

Similarly, you can also consider pruning them if their growth is stunted or dull.

Also, it promotes new growth and might replace the sluggish growth with young green leaves.

Tips to Prune Silver Glory String of Hearts Properly

  • Clean all of your pruning materials using rubbing alcohol. Also, ensure to sterilize the instruments in between pruning.
  • Avoid trimming off healthy foliage. Trim only dead, damaged foliage and stunted stems.
  • Prune them before the growing season, as spring will soon fill your plant with newer growths.
  • Over-pruning stresses the plant, and the plant might even die.

Pro Tip: Avoid pruning more than 25% of the plant at a time.

Growth Rate of Silver Glory String of Hearts

Silver Glory String of Hearts is an evergreen trailing plant that creates beautiful vining effects.

It produces tiny delicate heart-shaped foliage tinted with silver variegation and darker green edges, and it takes about 4 -6 years for a plant to mature fully.

A matured Silver Glory String of Hearts can grow up to 2-4 feet.

Despite its length, the plant does not overgrow. The plant grows slowly at first, but with the proper care, it can develop quickly.

Silver Glory string of hearts foliage
Silver Glory String of Hearts Foliage (Source: Etsy)

Besides, its growth rate is affected mainly by its growing environment. Your Silver Glory String of Hearts will grow with its full potential during spring and summer.

But, once the winter marks its beginning, your plant will go dormant.

Similarly, Silver Glory String of Hearts also produces lantern-shaped small pinkish-purple flowers.

These 2 cm long flowers bloom from the end of summer to the beginning of October.

If you see them blooming, consider yourself lucky, as it is rare to see them bloom.

It is difficult to get the flowers in an indoor environment. Only the matured Silver Glory String of Hearts produces buds.

Toxicity of Silver Glory String of Hearts

You might let your pets and children wander around Silver Glory String of Hearts without fear as it is not toxic to humans and pets.

However, I suggest keeping it slightly off the reach of pets and children as they might nibble your plant.

And, you know it well that nibbled plant does not look good.

Err.. Trust me that doesn't taste good
Pet with a plant (Source: Pixabay)

Besides, they might get tangled around the vines of this stunning variety. Thus, keep them at a safe distance.

However, as the plant is not toxic, you can keep them at any location without fearing any health hazards to your children and pets.

Propagation Methods for Silver Glory String of Hearts

Besides their easy growing and maintenance, this plant is also easy to propagate.

Stem cutting is the most common method of propagating Silver Glory String of Hearts.

However, you can also propagate them through seed germination air layering.

Cutting Stem for propagation
Cutting stem for propagation (Source: Pexels)

Propagating through seed germination is quite challenging.

The Silver Glory String of Hearts bears seeds after they bloom, but flowering is difficult indoors, so harvesting their seeds might be difficult.

The seeds obtained while growing them indoors might not be of good quality for propagation. Pro growers generally use seed germination to get hybridized species.

So, I generally do not recommend this method of propagation for beginners.

Materials Required for Propagating Silver Glory String of Hearts

Here is a table for materials you will require for Anthurium propagation and their specifications.

Materials Required Specifications
Fresh Potting Soil To propagate the cuttings via soil propagation
Clean Pots To plant the stem cuttings
Pruning ShearsTo take sharp clean cuttings
Rubbing AlcoholTo sterilize pruning shears to avoid infection
Rooting HormoneTo prevent fungal infection and encourage faster roots sprouting
Clean Transparent Jar To root the cuttings in water

Propagating Silver Glory String of Hearts Via Stem Cuttings

Stem cutting is the faster, easier, and highly successful propagation method.

You can easily propagate glory silver strings of hearts via stem cuttings, even if it is your first experience propagating plants.

Illustration of stem propagation
Plant propagation via stem cutting (Source: Biosphere Experiment)

So, now, let us hop into the steps for propagating a string of hearts without delay.

  • First, look for the sturdy older long vining stem. Ensure it is healthy and free from pests, diseases, or any issues.
  • Make an incision just below the node. Ensure that the cutting should be at least 3 inches long.

For each cutting, make an incision at an angle of 45 degrees.

  • Next, leave the stem for callous formation for a couple of hours.
  • You can also use rooting hormone or cinnamon powder to enhance the rooting process.
  • Fill the clean pot halfway with soil, poke a hole in the center, insert the cutting, and carefully press the soil around it.
  • Water the plant and level it in a bright space. The cutting will preferably start rooting within 3-6 weeks.
  • Fill a clean container with salt-free water and place the stem inside for water propagation. Remember to submerge one of the plant’s nodes entirely in the water.
  • Also, ensure to change the water within 3-4 days.

You will likely see roots sprouting within 2-4 weeks.

Stem Cutting Rooting
Stem Cutting Rooting (Source: Unsplash)

Propagating Silver Glory String of Hearts via Air Layering

You can easily propagate strings of hearts via air layering. Follow the steps mentioned below for propagation via Air layering.

  • First, inspect for healthy, sturdy stems.
  • Now, take a plastic bag, and fill it with a handful of sphagnum moss. Then, poke a few holes at the bottom of the plastic bag.
  • Now cut the plastic bag from two ends to form two flaps. Then, firmly grip sphagnum moss with your hands and wrap it around stems.
  • Take a string thread and tight the plastic bag wrapped around the stems.
Propagation via air layering
Propagation via air layering (Source: University of Florida)
  • Ensure that you wrap the plant’s node as it is the point where roots arise.
  • Sprinkle some water on the moss regularly, and continue to look after the mother plant.
  • New roots will begin to grow at the buried node if you can make the end of the stem with leaves free.
  • You will likely see roots poking out of the plastic bag within 2-5 weeks.

Once the roots are developed, remove the plastic wrap, cut the stem and plant it in a new medium.

Common Problems in Silver Glory String of Hearts

Silver Glory String of Hearts is a sturdy and resilient plant. Hence, growing them in the right environment will not be problematic.

However, you might face problems of pests and diseases if the growing environment is poor.

So, always maintain a conducive environment to grow your plant free of problems.

1. Pests Infestation

As mentioned earlier, the Silver Glory String of Hearts is a hardy plant and will not generally attract pests.

However, it might catch common problems like mealybugs, spider mites, and aphids.

Mealybugs

These are the most common plant pests that form tiny white cotton-like bumpy structures, especially on the undersides of the leaves.

They are small sap-sucking insects and cause yellowing, discoloration, and drooping of foliage in the string of hearts.

Mealybugs sitting in a plant stem (Source: Wikimedia)

Aphids

They are grey or black-colored tiny insects that cover and leave the surface, making them appear black and discolored.

These insects secret a sticky substance called honeydew, which attracts mold sores and makes the plant a hub for fungal infection.

Aphid giving birth to a younger one
Aphid giving birth to a younger one (Source: Wikimedia)

Spider Mites

They are red-colored tiny insects generally found on the undersides of the leaves.

Spider mites are responsible for discoloration, speckling, and white webbing on the foliage of your String of hearts.

Spider Mites
Spider mites pest (Source: Pexels)

Treatment Measures

  • You can pick insects such as spider mites with your hands or tweezers.
  • A strong force of water also tosses off a few pests and their eggs.
  • Take a mixture of  1 part rubbing alcohol, four parts water, and a few drops of dish wash soap and apply it around the affected parts.
  • Use a cotton ball dipped in diluted rubbing alcohol and run it along with the affected parts.
  • Next, you can spray neem oilinsecticidal soaps, and horticultural oils on the entire plant.
  • Quarantine your plant after seeing signs of infestation to prevent further spread to other plants.

Preventive Measures

  • Check your plant regularly to see signs of infestation.
  • Use Aphid-free potting mix for your String of hearts.
  • Always use sterilized instruments while pruning or taking cuttings.
  • Provide your plant with a shower once in 10 days to wash off pests and eggs.
  • Similarly, you can spray a soap and water mixture on the entire plant once in 10-15 days.

Pro Tip: If the problem persists, use synthetic insecticides containing Pyrethrin to knock off pests and their eggs.

2. Horticultural Diseases

Silver Glory String of Hearts is not susceptible to diseases. However, over-watering and prolonged soggy soil might invite fungal infections that cause root rot.

Waterlogged soil substitutes the tiny air pockets present in the soil with water.

Lack of airflow and oxygen in the soil causes anaerobic activities, which cause root rot.

Causative Agent: Pythium species and Phytophthora species

Rotted Root
Rotted Root (Source: nysbga.org)

Symptoms of Root-Rot in Silver Glory String of Hearts

  • Sudden drooping, limping, and wilting of foliage
  • Falling of leaves
  • Mushy leaves, stems, roots
  • Yellowing of foliage
  • Roots are dark brown or black
  • Stunted growth
  • Foul rotting odor in the soil

If the infestation is severe, you might not be able to save your plant. Nevertheless, you can always propagate them.

Treatment of Root-Rot

  • Immediately deadhead all of the infected parts using sterilized instruments.
  • Uproot the plant and inspect its roots. Cut off all of the mushy, dark, and damaged parts.
  • Let the roots dry in the air for a couple of hours.
  • Afterward, dip the roots in a fungicide and let them dry again.
  • Then, repot the plant in a fresh potting mix.
  • Avoid watering the plants for a couple of days.

Preventive Measures

  • Avoid watering the plant when the soil is fully saturated. Water them only after the soil is completely dry.
  • Isolate the infected plant from the rest of the plant.
  • Avoid over-watering and misting leaves at night.
  • Use well-draining soil mix for your sliver glory String of hearts.
  • Loosen the top layer of the soil when it appears slightly compacted to let air flow in the soil.
  • Spray your plant with a fungicide once or twice a year.

Silver Glory String of Hearts Vs. String of Hearts

Silver Glory String of Hearts and String of hearts seemingly appear the same.

Their growth habits, care requirements, and growth rate are also similar. So, it is easy to get baffled by these two varieties.

However, you can easily differentiate between them meticulously by inspecting their leaves.

A String of Hearts has pronounced heart-shaped leaves with slightly pointed tips, whereas the silver glory string of the heart’s leaves is round, resembling an apple’s shape.

String of Heart cascading in a planter
The string of Hearts (Source: Etsy)

It has lily pad-shaped leaves with little rounder and softer tips, unlike strings of hearts.

Besides, you can also differentiate them through variegation.

A string of hearts has less silver variegation with more green patches, whereas a Silver Glory String of Hearts has a more silver variation with deep green edges.

Conclusion

Silver Glory String of Hearts can be the perfect plant for you as it is non-toxic, requires low to moderate maintenance, and is elegant.

Keep them on your bookshelves or near a window in a hanging basket to jazz up your space with its glossy silvery leaves.

As mentioned in this article, if you care for them, you will not face any trouble growing them. So, get yourself a Silver Glory String of Hearts and enjoy its aesthetic beauty.

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