Peperomia prostrata - String of Turtles
Peperomia prostrata is a miniature species whose tiny, bead-like leaves are fleshy and succulent to the touch, emerging along creeping, pinkish vines. Easily one of our favorites in the genus, this plant is often called Sting of Turtles due to the beautiful, shell-like patterning on its leaves. Native to the rainforests of Brazil, we’ve found that this plant roots readily and is easy to propagate, though it is exceedingly difficult to find – a Peperomia for the collector!
• Light: Select a location with medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Succulent leaves make String of Turtles especially sensitive to soggy soil. Use a loose, well-draining mix. Pet friendly!
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Peperomia prostrata that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 2" or 4" nursery pot – Hand Thrown Ceramic Planter sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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I love my string of turtles! Always excited to open up my packages!
I got the 2" and it was definitely a little small when it first got here... but boy is it already growing! One of my new favorite (and fastest growing) plants, I'm thrilled every time I see a new little "turtle" pop up.
I am new to owning houseplants (blame quarantine for sparking my passion for it). I ordered a very small String of Turtles plant that arrived last week. It arrived in perfect shape, wrapped and packaged with great care. It is small and cute and doing well in its new home - perfect addition to my starter collection of houseplants!