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Peperomia prostrata- String of Turtles

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I remember the first time I saw these plants. At first, I said "How cute" but then I touched the leaves and I was awestruck! The String of Turtles plant looks exactly as its common name describes. A string... of turtles. Their succulent leaves have an almost translucent layered look, with turtle shell-like patterns underneath. I can't help from slightly pinching the leaves whenever I get a chance, they're just so juicy!

These peperomia don't need to be repotted frequently as they have quite shallow root systems. You would want to be careful about potting them in too large a pot as this can cause the soil to stay too damp. See the water requirements below.  

Pet lovers will be happy to know that these plants are non-toxic. But please don't let cute little Roscoe nibble these beautiful leaves!

Note: Plants are unique! The plant pictured is meant to give you an idea of the specification and quality of the plant you will receive, but will not be an exact replica.

Light Requirements

Medium - Bright

In its natural habitat, this plant is often shaded by taller plants/trees. Therefore, medium to bright indirect light is best. Direct light is too intense, and can cause burning and fading of leaves. This plant can also grow under fluorescent lighting, and is fine for the office.

Water Requirements

Low to Moderate

The String of Turtles is susceptible to overwatering, due to its delicate root system. It is better to err on the side of caution. Like many succulent-type plants, water your Peperomia prostrata sparingly, especially in the winter. I usually wait for the soil to dry out between waterings. In the summer, the plant can withstand a bit more water. Note: Be sure not to let the plant sit in pooled water as that is a surefire way to root rot.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

I'm so happy I finally found this plant—and locally, too. It always seems to be sold out everywhere! He was a little parched upon arrival, but he's perking up in my East-facing window. Love the cute little hanging basket; I can hang it almost anywhere!

Kaitlyn Pettigrew
Love Them

So happy with my wee turtles. They survived the trip (thanks to Safiya for reminding me about winter insurance) - very carefully packaged and in great condition when they arrived. Such a lovely plant!

Carole Faubert
Adorable !!

Premier achat ds cette boutique et très satisfaite. La plante était super bien emballé pour le transport. Elle est tout à fait mignonne et en excellente santé.J'ai fait un 2ième achat immédiatement.

Alain Labelle
Perfect experience👍

I bought a Peperomia prostrata a few weeks ago and she is perfect👍
Received it really quickly, healthy and well packed.
I highly recommend That place👍
Thanks again!

Lilly Ouellet
Très satisfaite

Arrivé en bonne état en deux jours seulement. Donc livraison rapide, la plante bien emballée et en bonne santé. Ça fait déjà plusieurs plantes que je commande et elles sont tous encore très belles. De plus, le service est excellent et ils assurent un bon suivi. Bravo Safiya