String of turtles or Peperomia prostata is a slow-growing tropical plant. Growing these little turtles is not rocket science, but you'll need these basics to grow healthy plants.
This Peperomia plant is a semi-succulent that needs slightly acidic, airy, and well-drained soil.
Peperomia plants are like succulents, so ensure that your planters have enough drainage holes to prevent root rot.
Watering too often can also cause root rot. Give them a drink only when the top inch of soil feels dry.
Fortunately, The String of Turtles does pretty well in a household atmosphere, and the ideal temperature is about 65-75 °F.
String of turtle plants are sensitive to too much direct sunlight. To grow them as indoor plants, place them in a south- or west-facing window.
Like in Brazilian rainforests, they love moist and high humidity climates. Spray them frequently or use the pebble tray method.
Provide the right fertilizers to your String of Turtles every 3 to 4 weeks for new growth during the growing season.
Trim away flower spikes so String of Turtle plants can use their energy to make foliage instead.
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