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Peperomia Prostrata - String of Turtles

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There are so many stunning varieties of peperomia, and this is no exception! They'll be happy in medium to bright indirect light and should only be watered when the leaves start to wrinkle. Pot size: 6cm Height: 12cm Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition. Spring/Summer Autumn/Winter Medium to bright indirect light, too much... Read more

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There are so many stunning varieties of peperomia, and this is no exception! They'll be happy in medium to bright indirect light and should only be watered when the leaves start to wrinkle.

Pot size: 6cm

Height: 12cm

Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.

Spring/Summer Autumn/Winter
Medium to bright indirect light, too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. As much light as possible - winter sun is not as strong.
Water when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
Cut back on watering in the winter months.
Prefers warmer temperatures and average household humidity.
Try to keep away from draughts and central heating.
Feed once every couple of weeks in the growing season. Do not feed in autumn or winter unless the plant is still actively growing.


Common Name:
 String of Turtles

Scientific Name: Peperomia prostrata

Family: Piperaceae

Origin: South America 

Toxic: Non-toxic to humans and animals.

Soil: Standard potting soil with perlite or equivalent mixed in for extra drainage.

Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has outgrown it's pot.

Propagation: These can be propagated from stem and leaf cuttings.

Common problems: Overwatering can cause the foliage to become mushy and drop off.

Care Tips: Keep these out of direct sunlight, their foliage is very delicate!

Fun Fact: These get their name from the turtle shell pattern on their leaves!

Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments. 

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