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String of Turtles

String of Turtles

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4" Peperomia Prostrata

Each one looks like the shell of a miniature turtle strung together. Every tiny leaf on its trailing vine has intricate multi-colored patterns covering its surface. The colors become muted with age and eventually become bicolored by maturity, usually a darker green contrasted by light green. String of turtles is a semi-succulent. It is native to Brazilian rainforests, not to dry areas like most succulents, but it has succulent-like leaves that store water. 

String of turtles needs bright, indirect light. It can be grown in medium, indirect light but, as with all plants, the variegation is best maintained in bright light.

Don’t leave this plant in direct sun, or the poor little turtles could burn!Since they store water in their fleshy leaves, string of turtles does not need to be watered often. Let the potting mix dry out in between waterings, and do not overwater them or you could put your plant at risk of root rot.