- 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|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 12 inches|
|Mature Spread: 3-4 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Shade/Description: Red Colored Spike-Like|
|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|
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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.