Peperomia prostrata / String of Turtles

This small plant has fascinating succulent leaves resembling the shells of turtles. It does well in bathrooms and is popular for use in terrariums. Flowers occasionally.

Pot diameter: 6cm


Availability: 6 in stock

How to care for your String of Turtles

LIGHT: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sun. Will tolerate lower light conditions.

WATERING: Likes to be slightly moist at all times. Avoid waterlogging but also do not allow to dry out completely.

HUMIDITY: Enjoys humidity but will tolerate average home environments. Avoid drying heat or cold draughts. Humidity can be increased by pebble trays, grouping with other plants or a humidifier. Ideal terrarium plant.

TEMPERATURE: Enjoys warmth of 16-28°C.

FEEDING: Does not require much feeding. Use half strength liquid feed every 3-4 weeks in spring and summer. Feed less in autumn and winter – and only if plants continue to actively grow.

GROWTH: Trailing/creeping. Slow growth rate. Can reach up to 30cm in length.

TOXICITY: Safe for pets and people.

OTHER: Cuttings can be laid directly into closed terrariums.

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