String of Turtles (Peperomia Prostrata)
String of Turtles (Peperomia Prostrata)
String of Turtles (Peperomia Prostrata)

String of Turtles (Peperomia Prostrata)

$19.00
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Pot diameter: 13cm hanging basket


Position

Medium indirect light including light that hits the top of the soil, as new growth often starts at the top. Take this into consideration for where you place the plant - the top shelf, whilst great for a trailing plant effect, may be better used for a different plant, depending on the direction of light that the spot receives. Try one shelf down, or on a window sill.

Water

Sparingly! They don’t like too much water; those turtles can turn into mushy peas very easily. Give it the equivalent of 1/6 or 1/5th of the pot’s volume in water, and only when the soil is dry. For my plant, this means water once every two to three weeks. I water from the top as the pot is proportionately tall compared to its short roots, but bottom watering works for these plants too, especially if you have a short pot. To do this, place the pot in a vessel and fill with water until it’s halfway up the side of the pot. Leave it for ten minutes and then remove the pot and allow to drain.

Temperature

Ideal temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC), and no lower than 50ºF (10ºC).

Humidity

This species does like a humid environment. During the warmer months you can mist the leaves and/or place the plant on a pebble tray with water at the bottom. Most homes should be fine with its natural humidity if the air is not dry.

Fertiliser

During spring - while the plant is growing use a diluted liquid fertilizer once every 2 weeks, and once a month during summer. No feeding is required from autumn to spring.

Pet Friendliness

Good news: String of Turtles is a pet-safe plant. 

Within 50km from Melbourne CBD

Please call 0421 568 298 

or 

Email: support@foliahouse.com.au

Product size 

Pot diameter: 13cm hanging basket


Plant care


Position

Medium indirect light including light that hits the top of the soil, as new growth often starts at the top. Take this into consideration for where you place the plant - the top shelf, whilst great for a trailing plant effect, may be better used for a different plant, depending on the direction of light that the spot receives. Try one shelf down, or on a window sill.

Water

Sparingly! They don’t like too much water; those turtles can turn into mushy peas very easily. Give it the equivalent of 1/6 or 1/5th of the pot’s volume in water, and only when the soil is dry. For my plant, this means water once every two to three weeks. I water from the top as the pot is proportionately tall compared to its short roots, but bottom watering works for these plants too, especially if you have a short pot. To do this, place the pot in a vessel and fill with water until it’s halfway up the side of the pot. Leave it for ten minutes and then remove the pot and allow to drain.

Temperature

Ideal temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC), and no lower than 50ºF (10ºC).

Humidity

This species does like a humid environment. During the warmer months you can mist the leaves and/or place the plant on a pebble tray with water at the bottom. Most homes should be fine with its natural humidity if the air is not dry.

Fertiliser

During spring - while the plant is growing use a diluted liquid fertilizer once every 2 weeks, and once a month during summer. No feeding is required from autumn to spring.

Pet Friendliness

Good news: String of Turtles is a pet-safe plant. 

Shipping

Within 50km from Melbourne CBD

Questions?

Please call 0421 568 298 

or 

Email: support@foliahouse.com.au