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Peperomia prostrata - string of turtles

Peperomia prostrata - string of turtles

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Peperomia prostrata 'String of Turtles' has striking foliage with beautiful markings that resemble that of a turtle shell. These plants are easy care, fast growing and are perfect for terrariums.

Plant only. Shown here in a small tone planter.

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Care information

Origin: Native to South America, I'm prized for my trailing, turtle-patterned leaves.

Light: Provide bright, indirect light. I thrive in filtered sunlight or partial shade.

Temperature: Keep me warm and humid please! I'm sensitive to cold temperatures, so protect me from drafts and frost.

Humidity: I appreciate moderate to high humidity levels.

Watering: Allow my soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water me thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

Soil: Plant me in well-draining, aerated soil.

Fertilization: Feed me with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in winter when growth slows.

Pruning: Trim any leggy or overgrown stems to maintain my shape and encourage bushier growth. You can also remove any dead or yellowing leaves to keep me looking neat.

Propagation: I can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take a cutting from a healthy stem and pop it in some water. Roots will develop within a few weeks.

Pests/Diseases: I'm relatively pest and disease-resistant, but watch out for pests like aphids or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap.

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