Peperomia prostrata (String of Turtles)

£24.99

Peperomia prostrata, commonly known as String of Turtles or Turtle Vine, is a delightful and visually captivating trailing plant that belongs to the Peperomia family. It gets its common name, String of Turtles, from the unique pattern on its leaves that resembles the markings on a turtle’s shell. The small, leaves are round or oval-shaped and feature dark green to olive-green coloration. Each leaf is adorned with intricate patterns of silvery-green or white veins that radiate from the center, resembling the patterns found on a turtle’s shell. The stems are relatively thin and fragile, giving the plant a delicate appearance.

The overall effect is charming and eye-catching, making it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts. It is known for its ease of care, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts. Like other Peperomia varieties, Peperomia prostrata is known to have air-purifying properties. It can help remove harmful pollutants from the air, contributing to improved air quality and creating a healthier environment.

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Plant care

Hanging pot size: 14cm

String of turtles plants love bright indirect sunlight and will thrive in these conditions.

Do not water the plant again until the top two inches of soil have dried out.

Native to Brazilian rainforests, it thrives in warm climates but adapts well to average household temperatures. It does not like cold temperatures, so avoid placing it near draughty windows.

50% humidity.

Peperomia prostrata is generally considered non-toxic. Feed once a month in growing season (spring and summer)

Description

Peperomia prostrata, commonly known as String of Turtles or Turtle Vine, is a delightful and visually captivating trailing plant that belongs to the Peperomia family. It gets its common name, String of Turtles, from the unique pattern on its leaves that resembles the markings on a turtle’s shell. The small, leaves are round or oval-shaped and feature dark green to olive-green coloration. Each leaf is adorned with intricate patterns of silvery-green or white veins that radiate from the center, resembling the patterns found on a turtle’s shell. The stems are relatively thin and fragile, giving the plant a delicate appearance.

The overall effect is charming and eye-catching, making it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts. It is known for its ease of care, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts. Like other Peperomia varieties, Peperomia prostrata is known to have air-purifying properties. It can help remove harmful pollutants from the air, contributing to improved air quality and creating a healthier environment.

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