Mar 14, 2020

Tangled Heart hanging plant - How to grow,care and propagate in 2021

Tangled hearts plant is the most appealing hanging plant to grow in the balcony. They look like little hearts drooping from a pink vine. Tangled heart is green in color with visible purple lines across the leaves.

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    Tangled heart - how to grow ,care and propagate

    Native To

    The botanical name of Tangled hearts is Plectranthus prostratus. Tangled heart is also called as Pillow plant or Swedish ivy. They are native to Africa. It is small succulent creeper plant that produce small beautiful flowers rarely.

    I bought this tangled heart plant from a local shop nearby. I was ambiguous to pick this plant as it was in a bad state and was the last piece available. I made up my mind and picked this one up. And now it surprisingly growing well and rewarded me with two baby plants (propagated them from the same plant)
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    Growing and Caring Tangled Heart Plant

    The tangled heart is effortless to grow and care. They look cheerful with their vines reaching the floor. If you find the plant to be leggy ensure to trim or prune the ends intermittently.

    Tangled Heart Plants Suitable for

    As the tangled heart plants have a shallow root system, they can be grown anywhere from large pots to cups and mugs.

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    Watering Conditions of Tangled Heart

    They are succulent variety and have shallow roots. Water them three to four times a week.
    Sprinkle or mist them with water once in a while, this would give a fresh look to the plant. Misting them also helps in removing the dust absorbed by the plant and avoid burning their leaves. Well-drained soil is preferred.
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    Sunlight Conditions of Tangled Heart

    Though they belong to the succulent variety, it is better to place them in indirect sunlight or shady places.

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    Propagating Tangled Heart 

    Propagating Tangled heart is not so complicated.
    • Take 3 to 4 cuttings of 4 to 5 inches.
    • Remove the bottom-most leaves and make sure there are at least two nodes.
    • Place the cuttings directly into the soil. Dig into the soil using your fingers or a stick to create a space to plant your cuttings. I generally use the back of a toothbrush to dig in a hole.
    • Rooting hormone is generally not required.
    • Water thoroughly and the cuttings will grow in a few days
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    You might also like plants that can grow in small bottles.

    I had taken a few cuttings from the mother plant (pic: shown above) and propagated them into a plastic container like the below image. Check out how to make this plastic planter here.

    What went wrong with your pillow plant?

    • Yellowing, dropping, shedding of leaves is a common symptom of overwatering. Keep an eye on watering needs. These plants don't mind even if you miss your watering schedule for a day or two. Pillow plants are very forgiving.
    • The lack of color might be due to direct sunlight. I have seen my plant receiving scorching sun has faded and the other part of the plant where it receives indirect sunlight remains green.
    • No major pest problems are known to attack this plant. Its always better to keep infected plants away from healthy plants.
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    Price and Details

    I bought this plant for around Rs 70 from a local nursery. It might vary depending on the availability of the plant and the location.

    The plant is growing well by the window side. I bet you would never regret growing this plant and you can multiply your entire space with tangled hearts with just one mother plant.
    You might be interested to know easy ways to decor pots into planters.

    Pictures from my Garden

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    Happy Gardening!!

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    5 Responses to "Tangled Heart hanging plant - How to grow,care and propagate in 2021"

    1. I would be happy to hear if this article helped.

    2. I'm very new to this plant. Thank you. It provided me guide to maintain

      1. Thankyou for all your encouraging words.Happy that i could help.. ☺