7 Tiny Succulents for Your Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are all the rage, and we can see why! They’re special container gardens that combine mini succulents with small, whimsical accessories like castles and wishing wells to create a fairy tale world. You can unleash your creativity and design yours however you want—there’s no wrong way to make a fairy garden!

If you’ve never made your fairy garden before, though, picking out the right mix of succulents and accessories can be tough. With so many different succulents to choose from, it’s hard to narrow things down and figure out which ones are right for your garden. That’s why we decided to write this post on some of the best succulents for fairy gardens—to help you out and give you a little inspiration!

Generally, small succulents look the best because they’ll blend in well with all the small, cute accessories in your fairy garden. You don’t want your succulents to be so big that they tower over everything else!

Any of the tiny succulents in this post would look fantastic in your fairy garden, so keep reading and check them out if you don’t know which plants to pick!

1. Zebra Plant—Haworthia fasciata 

Zebra plants are an excellent choice for fairy gardens because they stay nice and small. They only get to be about five inches tall and eight inches wide, so they’ll never outgrow your garden or need to be replaced. Zebra plants have spiky green leaves with white bands on them that look similar to zebra stripes, which is how they got their name. The succulents have a unique, distinctive look, so they’ll add lots of visual interest to your fairy garden!

The only downside to zebra plants is that they’re not cold hardy. So if you live in a cold climate, you should only plant them in fairy gardens you plan on keeping indoors. 

2. Lithops 

Lithops are one of the absolute best succulents for fairy gardens! Most lithops are only an inch tall, and between one and three inches wide, so they’re the perfect size for small gardens. They’re nicknamed living stone plants because they look like tiny rocks or pebbles. They remind us of toadstools and would make great little benches for your fairy friends!

They come in a wide variety of whimsical colors, including blue, pink, purple, and yellow. Some of them have tiny spots too, which makes them look even more unique and fanciful! They’re our favorite succulent for fairy gardens, so definitely pick up a few if you plan to make your miniature garden soon. 

3. Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ 

Graptoveria succulents are echeveria hybrids, so they have big, beautiful rosettes that look a lot like flowers. But luckily, these plants aren’t as hard to maintain as flowers! All you have to do is give them some water every two weeks and fertilize them a few times a year to keep them beautiful and healthy.

This variety of graptoveria called Debbie has gorgeous pale pink leaves. The succulent grows to about eight inches wide and eight inches tall. Therefore, it’s the right size for fairy gardens. It’s cold hardy down to twenty degrees, so you can plant it in indoor or outdoor gardens if you live in a climate that doesn’t get too cold. 

4. Crassula Mesembryanthemoides

This crassula from South Africa has pointy green leaves and soft stems that turn woody over time. They look like little trees that have been dusted with snow because there’s white fuzz all over the leaves, so they’re an excellent choice for Christmas-themed fairy gardens! They can grow up to a foot tall, so they’re a little bit bigger than some of the other succulents on this list and require a bigger container. But if you’re making a larger-scale fairy garden, this is the perfect plant to include! 

5. Golden Japanese Stonecrop 

Stonecrops are low-growing succulents that don’t get to be more than a foot tall, which makes them the perfect size for miniature gardens! They don’t need very much soil to thrive, so they’ll do well even in small, shallow containers. They’re cold hardy down to negative ten degrees and can be kept indoors or outdoors year-round. 

This particular variety, the Golden Japanese Stonecrop, has round golden leaves and bright red stems. It sprouts tiny yellow flowers in the spring that look like stars. It doesn’t need much water or maintenance, so it’s a good choice for hands-off gardeners who don’t want to spend too much time maintaining their fairy gardens.

6. Hedgehog Cacti—Echinocereus

Hedgehog cacti, also known as Echinocereus, are a genus of small cylindrical cacti. They don’t get to be more than a foot tall, especially when kept indoors. They can survive in temperatures down to about zero degrees, but they’ll do better in a warm climate or sunny area of your home. Just like stonecrops, they don’t need a lot of water, so they’re the right choice for gardeners who prefer low-maintenance plants. 

Also, these cacti are super cute and easy to take care of! They’re covered in long, spiky spines that look like the spines on a hedgehog, which is how they got their adorable nickname. Their stems are green and cylindrical, and they sprout bright pink or purple flowers in the spring. Overall, they’re an excellent choice for fairy gardens!

7. Echeveria azulita 

Echeveria azulita means “little blue one” in Spanish, which is an appropriate name for this tiny succulent! This echeveria is super small—its rosettes are only about two inches in diameterso it won’t take up much room in your fairy garden. It also has beautiful, and powder blue leaves that flush pink around the edges when exposed to bright sunlight. In the warmer months, it produces bright yellow flowers on tall stalks that contrast beautifully with its pink and blue leaves. 

In addition to being beautiful, this echeveria produces lots of offsets that you can separate and grow into brand new plants. It’s like having a new baby succulent show up on your doorstep every month for free! Isn’t that awesome? Soon your fairy garden will be covered with these succulents!


There you have it! Those are the best tiny succulents for your fairy garden. If you make a fairy garden using any of these succulents, make sure you send us a picture of it on Instagramwe’d love to see it!

Happy planting!

Pork and Beans Succulent – Sedum Robrotinctum

If you ever come across a succulent with round bean-like green leaf structures with red-hued tips, then you have most probably encountered the Pork and Bean succulent. This little beauty also goes by the alias Jelly bean plant, Jelly-beans, or scientifically identifies as the Sedum Roborotinctum. This succulent looks phenomenal in any location- outdoor or indoor, as a single crop or in a terrarium. It adds cheer, life, and character to basically any background, your kitchen window, your outdoor garden even the insipid bookshelf you have in your study.

With that said, let’s get to know more about this succulent.

Physical features to help you identify pork and beans

The plant generally has a bright green color on the majority part, and the color slowly gradients towards a red hue at the tip of every leaf. These tips darken and acquire a darker red color when the plant has been exposed to the scorching sun. This succulent is green all year round and has a woody stem, which arises up to 8-inches or 20cms high. During the spring, when the plant is active, it sprawls small beautiful star-shaped yellow flowers.

Requirements for growing a pork and beans succulent

1. Sunlight

Jelly-beans succulent does well under the direct full sun. And for that reason, it may not be an ideal indoor plant. But if you choose to grow it indoors, you have to provide it artificial lighting that meets all the requirements. With this plant, you do not have to worry if the sun burns hot, and this is because of the red tips. The red pigmentation darkens and spreads further on the plant when the hot sunbeams shine on it to protect the plant from getting burnt and scorched to death.

2. Water

Any Sedum is known to be a hardy plant. Which means they generally require very little care and attention. The watering is therefore done sparingly where you only water the plant when the soil feels dry, which is also called the soak and dry method.

3. Soil

Pork and beans succulents do not need any unique soil mix. But a ground that has good drainage, ventilation, and just a touch of organic matter is sufficient. Just like any other succulent, the Jelly-beans plant hates being socked in water. Because the roots get suffocated and rot. And that is why soil with a free flow of water and air is essential.

4. Temperature

Just like most Sedums, Pork and beans do enjoy the hotter climates. When the temperature gets too cold to the freezing point, it kills the succulent.

5. Fertilizer

The application of fertilizer is not a must if the soil has a bit of organic matter. But if you chose to use it, a dilute NPK fertilizer is ideal. The manure is applied in liquid form, diluted in water.

6. Pest and disease control

The Pork and beans succulents are lucky plants, as their chances of getting infested by pests or infected by a disease are very slim. However, when you overwater the plant, the roots will start to rot, which spreads further from the root upwards.

How to propagate pork and beans succulent

This succulent is one prolific one that can easily grow from a leaf that falls from the plant naturally or from cut leaves done manually. For the cuttings, you gently twist the leaf you wish to pluck from the stem and tenderly pull it away. Be sure not to cause any unnecessary stress on the stem or the newly cut leaf to avoid infections or failure to proper new root growth.

After getting a few leaf cuttings, lay them on a tissue paper and place them at a location far from direct sunlight to allow them to be callous. Once the new roots emerge, you may advance and place the leaf in a soil mix.

Stem cuttings are also a possible way to propagate a new Pork and bean succulent. Here, you use a sterile sharp knife or gardening scissors to make a clean slanting cut across the stem. You then place the cut stem cutting on a clean surface and leave it to be callous for a few days just as the leaves. And once the newly formed roots emerge, you proceed to anchor the stem in a well-drained soil mix.

Another way to propagate a Pork and Bean succulent is by dividing the plant in half when it is most active in spring. When you chose to use this method, again use a clean and sterile sharp blade to make a clean cut from the top of the succulent down to the roots. And you should pay close attention to the roots not to damage them. Once you have successfully separated the parts, place each in a well-drained and well-aerated soil mix and water moderately.

The watering of the propagated materials is only done when the soil is dry to avoid overwatering, which may kill the succulent even before it starts flourishing.

Final thoughts

If you love you some greens and reds, then this beauty is the succulent for you. Not only does it look stunning, but it is easy to take care of and propagate. Such that if you wish to have a fully covered garden, in no time, the crop will drop leaves on its own and spread further. Imagine the view. Marvelous, right?

Echeveria Black Prince Succulent

Calling all ye loyal subjects, come hither and witness the nobility of the plant kingdom.

With its arresting dark leaves that seem to cause a commotion wherever it buds, this low growing member of botanical aristocracy sounds like a dramatic character from a scene of Game of Thrones. This Halloween appropriate succulent has recently been gracing the backyards of Mediterranean rock gardens, container patios, and green roofs, enchanting all those who come across it.

All hail the Echeveria Black Prince Succulent!

Echeveria Black Prince Succulent
The Echeveria Black Prince Succulent @sucule_sampa

The Black Prince is small, dark and handsome

Echeveria Black Prince succulent can be described as striking clumps of 3-inch, distinguished rosettes with dark purple, nearly black leaves with a glowing green epicenter. The wide, fleshy leaves are triangular and start off growing bright green and darken as the plant matures. The more sun exposure the succulent gets, the darker the foliage becomes.

As the plant ages with time, the leaves widen out at the base and develop an acuminate tip with yellow tones on the peripheries. The Black Prince blooms during late fall and early winter. Short, leafy stalks jut out from the core of the plant and bring forth cheerful, scarlet red, bell-shaped flowers. Inside the bells, you will find smaller, yellow star-shaped flowers that contrast pleasantly with the whole plant.

With the right conditions, the blooms of the Echeveria Black Prince can last right through the winter.

Be sure to check out another member from the Echeveria family in “Why is the Echeveria Pulvinata Amongst Popular Succulents?“.

A noble choice for an easy-care plant

Like most succulents, Echeveria Black Prince succulent likes to settle its roots in palaces with well-draining soils. It thrives amongst sandcastles and cactus potting mix. To avoid root rot, you can add gravel or pumice to a regular potting mix to create the perfect grounds for this succulent.

1. Sunny side up

Considering that the Echeveria Black Prince descends from warm, dry regions, it is a bit of a sun worshiper. These succulents love bright filtered light and sunny outdoor locations. It can tolerate partial to full sunshine for up to 6 hours a day but should be kept under a sunshade when the temperatures start to get toasty.

Echeveria Black Princes that are grown indoors will do well to perch on a sunny, east, or west-facing windowsill that is free from strong wind drafts. You might have to move the Black Prince around the house before it finds the optimal spot where it is happiest.

The Black Prince is not a big fan of winter, but it can tolerate frost and cold temperatures for short periods. If you reside in an area with extreme winter conditions, you might want to move the Black Prince inside until the weather improves. If they have to remain outside, you can invest in frost protection.

See the difference between succulents that prefer cold weather over warm with “Summer & Winter Succulents: What’s the Difference?“.

2. Scattering the succulent spawn

The Echeveria Black Prince succulent can be propagated through seeds, leaves, offsets, and cuttings.

When selecting a leaf to propagate, choose a firm, healthy leaf, and make a clean cut from the stem. Let the leaf callous over for about three days, then lay it on a cactus mix or treated potting soil for about two weeks, watering only when the soil has completely dried out. You can plant your new Black Prince in its growing pot when the roots and a rosette appear, and the mother leaf has withered away.

As your Echeveria Black Prince grows, it will develop offsets at the base of the plant. You can pluck these out once they form rosettes, let them dry out for about two days, and replant them.

Make sure to also check out “How to Propagate Your Succulents Successfully” for our full guide to propagating.

3. Regal grooming tips

Like all royalty, the Echeveria Black Prince likes to look its best at all times. There are a few grooming guidelines you can follow to keep your Black Prince in tip-top shape.

  • Never let water remain in the folds of the rosette, as this can cause rot and fungal disease.
  • As the plant grows, it is normal to see the bottom leaves start to wilt away. It is okay to trim these off.
  • Always remove any leaves or debris from the plant pot that may encourage pests like mealy bugs. These critters have an affinity for Echeveria. The Black Prince is mostly disease-free, but a small dose of rubbing alcohol or Neem oil should clear away any creepy-crawlies.
  • The Black Prince remains dormant during the winter and should be repotted only during the warm season when the soil is completely dry. Fertilization works best during the spring to encourage blooms.
  • Acclimate this succulent slowly to the sun to prevent sunburn or sun damage.
Echeveria Black Prince Succulent
Echeveria Black Prince Succulent growing in a planter @succulent_loves

The Echeveria Black Prince has earned his crown to the Succulent Kingdom, adding flair in every planter arrangement, because as we all know, ‘black goes with everything’!

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How To Make A Succulent Embroidery Patch With Ease

When you love something, it manifests itself in your daily life.

For example, we are head over roots in love with succulents. From their endearing appearance that adds to their majestic colors and eye-catching shapes, these creatures have our hearts. We have welcomed them into our offices and homes, indulged in their health benefits, munched on them in Mexican cuisine to creating delectable succulent desserts.

Let’s face it, when you love something so much, it’s only fair to ‘wear it on your sleeve’!

How To Make A Succulent Embroidery Patch With Ease
succulent embroidery @hoopandwheel

Succulents go vogue

Thirty years ago, succulents were frowned upon and left to grow wildly in deserted desert landscapes. After a period of drought, the influx of social media, and a generation of schedule inspired gardeners, and succulents are now the trendiest member of the plant kingdom.

It is refreshing to see the endless possibilities succulents have awarded us. While it is possible to make an appointment at the nail salon for a succulent manicure with nail art, the millennial plantsman is proposing to his partner with succulent jewelry.

The fashion world is not being left behind. Botanical embroidery is on the rise, with designers taking these intricate organisms with their playful shapes and beautiful colors onto fabric. Do-it-yourself patterns of individual Zebra Plant or the leaves of a large Crassula stand out on the corners of table linens, napkins, and tea towels.

Update your threads with a succulent embroidery patch

Have some prickly fun and switch up a denim skirt or polo shirt pocket with a spikey succulent. Add puns like ‘Can’t touch this’ or ‘Stay Sharp My Friend,’ and you might be the next trending Insta-fashionista! Whether you are a beginner or a professional outfitter, you can tailor these amazing plants to suit your lifestyle.

The easiest way to include succulents into your wardrobe is to purchase the iron-on, succulent embroidery patch kits. The kits include 6-12 embroidered patch appliques that you iron onto your choice of fabric. For those who want a bit of a challenge, you could opt for the embroidery sewing kits that contain a detailed instruction manual, color guide, pattern sheet, transfer, and stitch guide.

Try these succulent embroidery patch kits we found!

Last update on 2019-11-20 / Amazon

Create your succulent embroidery patch

It may sound like a daunting task, but thanks to technology, it’s just purchasing the pattern online, downloading it, printing it, and stitching it.

1. Buying and downloading the pattern

There are several sites on the internet where you can purchase patterns of your favorite succulents. After downloading the pattern, you can resize it to match the piece of fabric you intend to stitch. Most sample embroidery patterns are about 4 inches tall and would comfortably fit within a 6-inch embroidery hoop.

Check out some amazing succulent embroidery patch patterns here!

2. Mark your pattern

A professional dressmaker may be able to use tracing paper to mark out the pattern onto the piece of cloth, but for amateurs, it may get tricky to see the fine details. Your best bet would be to use a fine-tipped, heat transfer pen to mark your pattern. These pens work well with both heavy and light fabrics and are available in different colors and sizes.

Trace the design in reverse because the ironing process creates a mirror image of the design on the marked paper. Place the paper against the area of fabric you want to stitch and press firmly with a hot iron. Moving the iron back and forth could distort the image.

3. Secure the fabric

It is advisable to fasten your fabric in an embroidery hoop or frame before stitching. This helps to keep the fabric taut while sewing and minimizes the risk of damaging the embroidery or staining the fabric. Ensure that the pattern is at the center of the hoop or frame.

4. Color coordination

The color options for your succulent embroidery patch are up to you. Muted blue and green is a natural look for succulents, while natural shades and pastels give the succulents a modern look. Off pink or dusty purple can add that extra spark to the leaves of your succulent patch.

5. Darn it up

Start by stitching the outline of the pattern. Backstitch works well for creating solid lines. If your patch has some Sedum or Senecio succulents, a detached chain stitch will create beautiful patterns. If you need to accentuate a plant branch, you could use a stem stitch while satin stitch can create patterns of succulent ground cover.

Contrasting stitching styles while filling in the succulents will create depth and character to your pattern.

6. Tidy up

Cut around the outside of your fabric, making sure you leave at least 3 cm around the edge of your succulent patch. Get a piece of felt, cut it to match your patch, and firmly fix the two layers with stitches or glue. This will give your embroidery patch a firm background.

7. Pin it to win it

Secure a safety pin at the back of the patch and wear your succulent embroidery patch with pride!

How To Make A Succulent Embroidery Patch With Ease
A pair of scissors, rolls of thread and fabric @threadypulse

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The Lovely String of Hearts Succulent – Ceropegia Woodii

There is no denying that succulents are heaven-sent beauties to us, the plant lovers. These living jewels are hardy, making them a breeze to grow.

But that’s not all.

Perhaps their biggest strong point is the huge assortment they bring to the table (or to the pots). With over 10,000 known types of succulents, they sure give everyone a taste for their preference. Be it the colors, shapes, sizes – name it. What more could you ask for?

Speaking of variety, string of hearts is just one of these gems that is courting some serious attention out there. This is why it’s only natural to have a closer look at it.

And so we begin…

The Lovely String of Hearts Succulent – Ceropegia Woodii
Ceropegia Woodii @littleandlush

Ceropegia Woodii

The lovely string of hearts is known as Ceropegia woodii in botanical circles. As you would have guessed, it belongs to the genus Ceropegia which is under the Apocynaceae family. It is a close relative of Ceropegia linearis so it isn’t exactly unusual to find it classified as subspecies of the latter plant.

Aside from a string of hearts, other oft-used common names include

  • Sweetheart vine
  • Collar of hearts
  • Hearts-on-a-string
  • Chain of hearts
  • Rosary vine

These names are based on the heart-shaped leaves. The hearty beauty is endemic to the southern parts of Africa, growing in the wilds of Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Ceropegia woodii is a trailer, with the vine attaining a height of close to 4 inches. From there, it spreads to as far as 2 meters on the lower end to 4 meters maximum. The leaves (remember their shape?) take on a shade of green depending on the amount of light available. Under sufficient light exposure, they are deep green and turn pale in low light conditions. You’ll do the sweetheart vine good growing it in a hanging basket.

The string of hearts completes its charm with a multi-colored flower having a mix of white, purple and magenta.

Just how good of a plant is this succulent? Taking into account its Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, it is a safe bet to place it among the best.

Why is the strings of hearts so popular?

  • Requires little water to grow
  • You don’t need a huge pot to grow it as the better part of is out there hanging
  • Can thrive outdoors and indoors
  • Completely harmless to pets and humans
  • More options for propagation – via tubers and stems (more details a few paces down)
The Lovely String of Hearts Succulent – Ceropegia Woodii
String of Hearts in a planter @melissamlo

How to take care of string of hearts succulent

The adage about succulents still holds for the string of hearts – can still thrive in the face of occasional neglect. Simply put – easy to care.

Too busy to be watching over your plant every day? Or maybe you’re just getting started with growing houseplants? Either way, the string of hearts should be a top priority for you.

That said here are the conditions this succulent will need for it to show off its real beauty.

Lighting for string of hearts

The string of hearts loves light, plenty of it. So be sure to have it as exposed as possible.

But that doesn’t mean leaving it to battle with direct sun rays. That’s a sure way of killing it. Always ensure it is sheltered when grown outdoors. Inside the house, make a point of placing it near the brightest west or south-facing window.

As mentioned above, the leaves will let you know if your plant is not receiving enough light – pale leaves. Additionally, the said leaves will be more apart.

Thinking of using a grow light for your succulent? Check out “Are Grow Lights Bad for My Succulents” to see if using grow lights is bad or not for your succulents.

Ideal climate for string of hearts

Ceropegia woodii can thrive outdoors only in tropical and subtropical areas. Even then, the temperatures should always be above 150 C. So remember to bring it in during the very cold winter months.

Room temperature is enough for the string of hearts to thrive indoors so there isn’t much to worry about on that front.

For more on taking care of your succulents during the winter season…check out “How To Care For Indoor Succulents During The Winter“.

Watering the string of hearts succulent

Just as with any succulent, the string of hearts doesn’t need gallons of water. Remember the golden rule – only water when the soil is completely dry. While at it, see to it that the potting medium is soaked.

This applies during the growing seasons of the plant; that is spring and early fall. In winter, when the string of hearts is dormant for a larger part, moistening the soil when it dries out will serve the plant just right. Anything beyond this is inviting trouble in the form of root rot.

Be sure to also take a look at “5 Dangers Of Overwatering A Cactus” to see the limits on watering your succulents.

Best soil for growing string of hearts

Be sure to give your Ceropegia woodii a well-drained soil mix. A clogged potting mix is a sure way of losing your plant to rot.

You can purchase a succulent/cactus potting mix to use. Alternatively, you can make your own ideal mix real quick. All you need is regular potting soil, coarse sand and pumice/perlite. Throw their measured quantities in a container and you’ll be set in no time.

Also need some tips on which fertilizer is best for your succulents? Check out “5 Safest Fertilizers For Your Succulents” for more info.

The Lovely String of Hearts Succulent – Ceropegia Woodii
A person holding string of hearts succulent @stayathomeplantmom

Propagation

As indicated above, string of hearts has two main propagation avenues – tubers and stems.

Propagation by tubers

A glowing Ceropegia woodii plant bears small white tubers on the stems. All you need to do is pluck off these white structures and set them up in a fresh potting mix – a well-draining one at that.

Just place your tubers of choice on top of the soil, keep it moist and shield your set up away from direct sunlight (but it should still get enough light). You should see new development in no time – after a few days, that is.

Check out also our full guide “5 Tips for Propagating Succulents” for all things propagating.

Propagation by stem cuttings

This is more like using tubers above only that you’re going with stems in this case. So a well-draining potting mix and shelter from direct sunlight still hold.

Cut up the stem into sizeable portions and stick them into your potting mix. Supply the buried cuttings with water every once a week as you wait for your babies to come out.

Another preferred way of using stems for propagation is using water instead of soil. Follow the same procedure of obtaining your cuttings and place them in a vase containing water. Wait for a few days for the cuttings to root before moving them to a potting mix.

Check out “7 Mini Garden Hand Tools For Your Succulents” for our full listing of garden tools you’ll need when propagating and repotting your plants.

Repotting string of hearts

You should repot a string of hearts succulent every 1-2 years. Your pot of choice should be slightly larger than the plant to allow for better growth.

You should dive into the whole process during the plant’s growing season – summer and spring. While at it, be sure to cut off any dry or sickly roots so that your plant starts in the new pot with a bang.

You’ll have to cut back on the watering a little bit to allow the plant to settle in better. Too much water before the roots have caught on may end up inviting rot.

Check out “How to Repot a Cactus Plant” for our full guide to repotting succulents.

String of hearts pests and problems

Pests

The pests likely to attack your Ceropegia woodii are aphids, mealybugs, and scale. Keep your plant under close surveillance to pick up any sign of these pesky little things.

Usually, you can blow them away with a jet of water and be done with them. But if this doesn’t produce the desired results, a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water will come in handy.

Pale leaves

Pale green leaves are an indication of insufficient light. If you notice this, move your plant to a bright spot well-sheltered from direct sun rays.

Root rot

This comes about due to your plant having to bear with prolonged periods of wetness – due to heavy-handed watering or slow-draining potting mix. Droopy leaves without any visible signs of a disease or pests can point to a possibility of root rot.

Check the roots to ascertain this. Depending on the extent of the rot, you might have to start all over again with propagation from stem cuttings.

Ceropegia woodii toxicity

The good thing is the string of hearts is devoid of any poisonous juice or secretions. It is, therefore, a safe bet to have it around even if you have a couple of pets or kids (or both).

The Lovely String of Hearts Succulent – Ceropegia Woodii
Hanging String of Hearts @urbanjungling

Thank you for reading! Do you own a string of hearts succulent? Share a picture of it with us in the comments below! Make sure you go check out related articles to keep your succulent interests nice and high with “How To Crochet A String Of Pearls” or even “Super Interesting Fuzzy Succulents You Have To See“.

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