String of hearts is wilting?


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Hello! I hope this is the right location for this. I have had my SOH for a couple months now and he was doing great. It is a younger plant. Yesterday when I checked on him the stem was firm and it was sticking straight out over the edge of the pot. Now it is wilted looking and the stem looks darker and maybe softer than usual. Additionally the 2 leaves on the end arw more yellowish than the pinkish white of the other leaves. I think the culprite may be over watering as I lost track of the watering schedule. Do you have any advice? Perhaps I am just over reacting because this is my second go at this type of plant, and maybe he is just finally long enough he cannot hold himself up. But he was not droopy yesterday.
 

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Your plant is supposed to trail - that is the whole point, like this
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just make sure there are drainage holes in the pot, and stop worrying :)
 
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Your plant is supposed to trail - that is the whole point, like this View attachment 74596 just make sure there are drainage holes in the pot, and stop worrying :)
Thanks! Knowing some one else thinks it looks okay is a huge relief. I knew it is a trailing plant but like I said, this is my second one. The first was a cutting that never rooted and as soon as it drooped it died. So I definitely got worried seeing him suddenly shift.
 
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Hello! I hope this is the right location for this. I have had my SOH for a couple months now and he was doing great. It is a younger plant. Yesterday when I checked on him the stem was firm and it was sticking straight out over the edge of the pot. Now it is wilted looking and the stem looks darker and maybe softer than usual. Additionally the 2 leaves on the end arw more yellowish than the pinkish white of the other leaves. I think the culprite may be over watering as I lost track of the watering schedule. Do you have any advice? Perhaps I am just over reacting because this is my second go at this type of plant, and maybe he is just finally long enough he cannot hold himself up. But he was not droopy yesterday.
Agree totally with Tetters. Your soil looks fine and the variegated variety is lovely.

If you want a fuller plant just wrap the trailer around the inside of the pot. At each leaf pair a little root and bulb will appear. I usually lightly hold the vine with fine florist wire to the soil. Here are some photos. I often use a stemless wine glass as a mini terrarium until the leaves can stay “thick” without covering. (You can also use a plastic bag.) This has worked well for me propagating small leaved, stem rooting plants like some peperomia and ficus also. Here’s what I currently have starting.

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