String of Turtles (Peperomia Prostrata) - 9.5cmHB Folia House

String of Turtles (Peperomia Prostrata) - 9.5cmHB

$13.00 Sale Save

Only 9 left in stock

Description

Product size
Pot diameter: 9.5cm 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.

WATERING
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.

Gift Wrapping

You can optionally add more value to your gift purchase with this Gift Wrapping service.

Other Information

Please see our Delivery Policy and Return & Refund Policy.

Still have questions? Please reach out to our team at (03) 9999 7346 (or support@foliahouse.com.au) and we're more than happy to assist.