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Canadian Plant Parents are Obsessed with the String of Turtles: Here's How to Care for Them

Canadian Plant Parents are Obsessed with the String of Turtles: Here's How to Care for Them

The String of Turtles, or the Peperomia prostrata is becoming a favourite in the Canadian plant parent scene. These tropical Brazilian succulents are not only adorable, but simple to care for. Give them the right amount of love and they love you right back. These plants grow as trailers and will hang long and flow from your pot.

Plant Care Tips

Avoid overwateringonly water when soil has dried out (typically every 2-3 weeks)

Use a well draining soil potting mix

Place in bright indirect sunlight—direct and intense sunlight will cause the leaves to burn

Styling

These trailing plants have a design on the leaves that resemble a turtle shell.

The String of Turtles thrive in hanging baskets, terrariums, and also make a great desk plant because of their small size. For a textured, eclectic and eye catching look in your home, group the String of Turtles with other trailing string plants such as the String of Dolphins and the String of Beans.

Add a String of Turtles succulent to your collection today. Shop the plant here.

 

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