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  • Easy Care
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Peat-Rich Soil
  • Mature Height 12 Inches
  • Pet Safe

The String of Turtles plant (Peperomia prostrata) is a tropical semi-succulent native to Brazil. It gets its name from the intricate tortoiseshell pattern on the small leaves connected by a trailing vine. Since this plant is semi-succulent, it doesn’t require much water. This unique plant is a great choice for those with limited space since it is a slow grower, only reaching its mature size in three to five years. The String of Turtles plant will introduce a tropical jungle feel to any room. 

Best Locations For Growing String Of Turtles 

String of Turtles prefers to grow somewhere warm. Average household temperatures from around 68 to 75 degrees are perfect for them. Keep this plant away from drafty windows and doors, and avoid leaving it in direct sun. The String of Turtles’ vines look great trailing from hanging baskets. 

String Of Turtles Sunlight Requirements

These plants prefer bright indirect light. A foot or two away from a south-facing window, or close to an east- or west-facing window is ideal. Ensure that light reaches the top of the plant, as well as the trailing vines. 

String Of Turtles Care

For best results, prune this plant regularly to encourage new vigorous growth. You can even propagate the cuttings in moist soil. Remove any dead or damaged parts of the plant to ensure nothing begins to rot. Use a peat-based potting soil with plenty of perlite for adequate drainage.

Watering String Of Turtles  

The String of Turtles plant prefers to dry out a bit between waterings. Make sure the top one to two inches of soil dry out before watering your plant again. The planter pot and soil should allow for adequate drainage so the plant does not get overwatered. 

Feeding String Of Turtles 

Feed this plant with half-strength houseplant fertilizer on a biweekly basis. Hold off on fertilizing in the winter when growth slows.

String Of Turtles Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Trailing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Spread: 3-4 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Shade/Description: Red Colored Spike-Like
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Dark Green Marked with White Veins
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: String Of Turtles Plant
Other Name(s): String Of Turtles
Scientific Name: Peperomia prostrata
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Peperomia_String.Of.Turtles-HP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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