STRING OF TURTLES

Peperomia prostrata

£0.95£10.35

String of Turtles boasts eye-catching leaves and tolerance for a wide range of conditions. This trailing succulent is one of the least fussy plants in my collection. The leaves are dark green with purple and a beautiful pattern that reminds of a turtle shield, hence the name. It’s a spreading plant but it responds well to pruning so easy to keep under control. The small delicate leaves look good in hanging baskets, dish gardens and terrariums.

Potted plant (6cm pot)
£ 5.25
Plant & 6cm ceramic pot
£ 10.15
Plant & 6cm hanging pot
£ 10.35
Plant & 6cm concrete heart pot
£ 10.15
Plant & 6cm concrete pot
£ 10.15
Cutting for propagation
£ 0.95
a String of Turtles (Peperomia prostrata) bare root young plant
Bare root young plant
£ 2.65

Available Options

ThumbnailDescriptionPriceQuantity 
Potted plant (6cm pot)£5.25
Plant & 6cm ceramic pot£10.15
Plant & 6cm hanging pot£10.35
Plant & 6cm concrete heart pot£10.15
Plant & 6cm concrete pot£10.15
Cutting for propagation£0.95
Bare root young plant£2.65

Available Options

ThumbnailDescriptionPriceQuantity 
Potted plant (6cm pot)£5.25
Plant & 6cm ceramic pot£10.15
Plant & 6cm hanging pot£10.35
Plant & 6cm concrete heart pot£10.15
Plant & 6cm concrete pot£10.15
Cutting for propagation£0.95
Bare root young plant£2.65

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Description

String of Turtles Care Instructions

Peperomias require somewhat higher moisture level in the soil to grow than do typical succulents like echeverias since the leaves are semi-succulent and store less moisture.

Water
    • As mentioned in the String of Turtles Care Guide, we cannot emphasize enough that even though this plant is easy to grow and generally a very happy little guy, it is also highly susceptible to overwatering. How will you know? When it starts to shed its leaves and when scab like bumps start appearing on the leaves. The reason for this is actually quite logical – when waterlogged the necessary nutrients cannot reach the roots.
    • In colder months the leaves will store water, so don’t have a heavy hand with the watering can.
    • A good rule of thumb is to water when the top soil is dry.
    • Bottom watering is great if your plant lives in a small pot.
    • Deflated, flat leaves means you have thirsty turtles.
Soil
      • As this plant is originally from the rainforests of Brazil, they do enjoy loamy and wet soil, but never waterlogged, as mentioned above.
      • Choose a soil medium that drains well.
      • Fertile potting soil always encourages root growth -acidic to neutral is best.
      • When purchasing soil it is always a good idea to ask about its aeriation properties.
      • Proper draining is of the utmost importance to keep your String of Turtles happy.
Light
      • Your String of Turtles loves its bright light but make sure it is indirect as prolonged exposures to direct sunlight may burn the leaves.

For more tips be sure to view the String of Turtles care guide.

 

Additional information

Size

The pictures show the actual plants we sell. The potted plants have multiple trails up to 5cm 2 inches long.

Shipping

The potted plants will arrive in 6cm plastic nursery pots. Bare root young plants or cuttings will arrive without pots or soil. The pots dimensions are upper diameter of pot, the bottom of the pot tends to be smaller than the top. The decorative ceramic or concrete pots, if selected, will arrive in addition to the potted plants in plastic pots and will fit them perfectly. Please note that the decorative pots have no drainage holes.

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