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JulietsGarden
May 22, 2020 6:30 AM CST
I have this beautiful String of Hearts for about one and a half months now. It's doing really well. I put it in front of a window, but not to close. I rotate it every few days and I only watered once a few days ago since it came very wet from the nursery shop.
I noticed in the last week that some of the leaves on the bottom are curled. I wasn't sure if was because of lack of water. I also check the roots, removed the entire plant from the pot and it seems fine but it has a lot of roots all over the place. So I watered it only once. Since then nothing really changed. I haven't seen more curled leaves or yellow leaves but the once that were curled they look the same.
Is it something wrong with the plant or should I do something else or different with it?
This one is my first SOH.
Thanks!
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 22, 2020 8:29 AM CST
I don't think the leaf curl is a significant issue. But it may reflect that the plant is getting too dry.

Your plant has a healthy root system that should be left undisturbed. But it should be watered as soon as the top half-inch of soil feels dry to your touch. Always water thoroughly until water trickles through the drain holes.

I also recommend occasionally pruning back some of the longer vines before they start losing leaves starting at the pot end and progressing downward. Any pruned stem will start to regrow at the point where you make the pruning cut.
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JulietsGarden
May 24, 2020 11:14 PM CST
WillC said:I don't think the leaf curl is a significant issue. But it may reflect that the plant is getting too dry.

Your plant has a healthy root system that should be left undisturbed. But it should be watered as soon as the top half-inch of soil feels dry to your touch. Always water thoroughly until water trickles through the drain holes.

I also recommend occasionally pruning back some of the longer vines before they start losing leaves starting at the pot end and progressing downward. Any pruned stem will start to regrow at the point where you make the pruning cut.



Thank you very much!
They soil on the top didn't feel that dry and the leaves were curling. Even after I watered the plant they are still curled and even some of the younger vines are curling too.
Can it be because of the weather and that it's too hot? I live in a country were most of the year we have hot weather. Should I mist the plant? I do it with my Calathea makoyana and she is doing really well because we have humidity too.
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 25, 2020 8:26 AM CST
As long as the leaves remain otherwise healthy and are not becoming discolored and dying, then I don't think there is a problem.

Mist as much as you like, but it will not increase the humidity significantly.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
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JulietsGarden
May 25, 2020 8:30 AM CST
WillC said:As long as the leaves remain otherwise healthy and are not becoming discolored and dying, then I don't think there is a problem.

Mist as much as you like, but it will not increase the humidity significantly.


Alright, I will keep an eye on the leaves and see that everything is fine.
Thak you!

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