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Peperomia 'String of Turtles'

Peperomia 'String of Turtles'

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The Peperomia prostrata 'String of Turtles' is an enchanting and eye-catching houseplant, noted for its small, round leaves that resemble a string of tiny turtles. Each leaf displays intricate green and silver patterns. Exhibiting a trailing growth habit, the plant is well-suited for hanging baskets or elevated planters where its cascading vines can be showcased. At full maturity, the 'String of Turtles' Peperomia can extend to several feet in length, depending on its growing conditions.

    Botanical & Common Names

    Botanical: Peperomia prostrata

    Common: String of Turtles Plant, Turtle Vine Plant, Magic Marmer Plant

    Necessary Care Tips

    • Light: Bright Indirect
    • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
    • Humidity: Medium
    • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
    • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
    • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

    Advanced Care Tips

    • Peperomias prefers moderate humidity but is quite tolerant of a range.
    • Peperomias prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
    • Easily propagated through leaf or stem cuttings.

    Plant Insights

    • Member of the Piperaceae family, commonly known as the Pepper family, is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,600 species.
    • Peperomia plants are native to tropical and subtropical regions, including areas in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
    • "Peperomia" comes from the Latin word "piper", which means "pepper". This is because some Peperomia species have leaves that smell like pepper
    • Peperomia plants are often called "Radiator Plants" due to their ability to tolerate a wide range of indoor conditions.
    • They are known for their air-purifying qualities and can help remove pollutants from the air.
    • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
    • Low Maintenance

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