String of Turtles
String of Turtles, aka Peperomia prostrata, is a slow-growing succulent. Its tiny, beautiful, shell-like leaves are fleshy and succulent to the touch, emerging along creeping, pinkish vines. They look like tiny turtle shells, hence its common name. Native to the rainforests of Brazil, it roots readily and is easy to propagate, though it is exceedingly difficult to find – a must-have for every plant parents collection.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in a terrarium.
Succulent leaves make String of Turtles especially sensitive to soggy soil, so avoid overwatering. Use a loose, well-draining mix.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.