Oh, be still my beating heart! Chain of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is a gorgeous trailing plant that’s perfect for hanging pots or baskets. The ‘chains’ can reach 3-4m long and the heart shaped leaves, which can include shades of green, purple, red and cream, are just so sweet! For a beautiful display, consider hanging in a corner along with other trailing plants, like string of pearls or donkey’s tail. 

How to grow chain of hearts in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 10cm wide and position in a well-lit spot indoors on a warm, sheltered spot outdoors.
  2. Partially fill a pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Thrive Indoor Plants Potting Mix
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots. 
  4. Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well, keeping the water away from the leaves.
  5. After the initial watering, allow the potting mix to almost completely dry out before watering again.
  6. Feed fortnightly from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive Indoor Liquid Plant Food or use a Yates Thrive Indoor Plants & Ferns Dripper which feeds for 4 weeks. 

Growing tips

  • Occasionally inspect the plant and remove dead stems from the base of the plant

  • Wipe the leaves with damp cloth to remove dust. 

  • Divide and re-pot every 2 years in spring. You can also use this time to propagate another plant using stem cuttings. This can be done by laying a length of stem on top of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and watering regularly to initiate root development at nodes.

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Moth Orchids

Moth Orchids are beautiful and very popular orchids with their stunning and long lasting flowers that come in a wide range of gorgeous colours.

Chain of Hearts

Chain of hearts is a gorgeous trailing plant that’s perfect for hanging pots or baskets. The chains can reach 4m long & the heart shaped leaves are sweet.


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Air Plants

Air Plants literally live off the air & can be grown indoors, hanging from tree branches or balancing decoratively on intriguing objects.

Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.