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Peperomia Prostrata

String Of Turtles

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Plant height & pot size
Happiest in direct sunlight
Low water requirements
Express delivery service
The String of Turtles really is a must have house plant vine to add to your collection! All of your plant enthusiast friends will be asking for a cutting. The more mature your Peperomia Prostrata gets, the darker and more vivid the little turtle leaves become. A very easy semi-succulent vine to care for and propagate from - you'll have tons of baby turtles in no time at all.

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Average Plant Height Below 10 cm
Internal Pot Diameter 6 cm
Botanical Names Peperomia Prostrata
Other Names String of Turtles, Turtle Strings
Pet Friendly Not pet friendly
Air Purifying Not an air purifying plant
Water Requirements Low water requirements
Light Requirements Happiest in direct sunlight

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Other Names For String Of Turtles Houseplant

Peperomia Prostrata, String of Turtles and Turtle Strings.

Houseplant & Indoor Plant Care

String Of Turtles Care Guide

The String of turtles enjoy a well-lit spot - not scorching rays but will they will enjoy at least a few hours of warm bright light every day. Water once the soil has completely dried out, ensuring that the soil is watered thoroughly and allowed to completely drain of excess water. A well-draining soil mix is essential to avoid root rot.

String Of Turtles Light & Water Requirements

I have Low water requirements and I am Happiest in direct sunlight.

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What is the String Of Turtles Known For?

The String of Turtles, scientifically known as Peperomia Prostrata, is a trailing plant adorned with unique, turtle-shell-patterned leaves. The intricate design of its leaves, coupled with its cascading growth habit, makes it a striking addition to any interior setting. Its small size and non-intrusive nature make it an excellent choice for spaces like desktops or hanging baskets.

What Is the History of the String Of Turtles?

The String of Turtles is a part of the Peperomia family, which contains over 1,000 species primarily native to Central and South America. Though it has not been around in the commercial plant market for as long as some other houseplants, its unique leaf pattern and ease of care have rapidly catapulted it into popularity among houseplant enthusiasts.

Where Does the String Of Turtles Originate?

The String of Turtles is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It's well-adapted to the moist, nutrient-rich environment found under the forest canopy, which offers indirect light. The natural habitat of this plant informs its care requirements when grown as a houseplant.

How Do You Care for a String Of Turtles?

Caring for a String of Turtles is generally straightforward. Place it in a location with bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat. The plant prefers well-draining soil and should be watered sparingly. Overwatering is a common mistake; allow the top layer of soil to dry out between waterings. A balanced liquid fertiliser can be applied every four to six weeks during its growing season.

Are String Of Turtles Toxic to Pets?

Good news for pet owners—the String of Turtles is considered non-toxic to cats and dogs. However, as a precaution, it's always advisable to keep houseplants away from pets who have a habit of chewing on foliage, as ingesting any plant material could cause mild gastrointestinal upset.

Customer Reviews

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    John W.
    March, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Top quality, well packaged. Quickly delivered...

    Top quality, well packaged. Quickly delivered in full.

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    Jade S.
    March, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Kerry B.
    February, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Great service and plant arrived in...

    Great service and plant arrived in great condition.

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    Magdalena J.
    February, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Great variety and value (especially when...

    Great variety and value (especially when choosing smaller plants which you wish to grow yourself!) Wrapping/plant handling people have some magical skills as although I have been always worried about my new green purchases before they came I was relieved when opening the package to find them still bouncy and happy (and pests free!) Great option for gifts and self-spoiling! Photos attached demonstrate how little damage plants sustained in transport. Photos taken on a day of arrival!

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    Nicola H.
    February, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    I love houseplant.co.uk. I have never...

    I love houseplant.co.uk. I have never had a bad plant and always recieve speedy delivery. A++

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    Ella S.
    January, 2024
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    5 Stars

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    Angela V.
    January, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Very happy with my plants. They...

    Very happy with my plants. They were well packaged and in good condition.

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    Mabel J.
    January, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    The delivery was great and basically flawless!

    The delivery was perfect and quick. Plants packaged safely and with care. The plants are really cute and settling in really well but when I took them out the packaging, some of the leaves had fallen off; but generally they were in really good condition.

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    Heleasher M.
    January, 2024
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Plants really healthy despite the cold...

    Plants really healthy despite the cold and arrived quickly.

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    Amber A.
    December, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    String of pearls

    I bought three plants as a Christmas gift, 2 of the plants were in great condition however the third was rather disappointing. It was a string of pearls plant and not in very good condition with only one dangling string which had to be snipped off as it was dead.

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    Colin I.
    December, 2023
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    Great plant,good price Good delivery Nice...

    Great plant,good price Good delivery Nice to be told how to look after your plants. Highly recommend and would use again

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    Edita H.
    December, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Very impressed with the service and...

    Very impressed with the service and fast delivery!

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    Agnieszka L.
    October, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Beautiful plants, efficient delivery and great...

    Beautiful plants, efficient delivery and great customer service. Thank you

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    Customer C.
    September, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Not bad

    Overall not bad but not a smooth first time purchase. The plants arrived upside-down, and separately least three of the plants in the 'Rescue me' box were v sadly beyond saving. One died immediately on the day of arrival

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    Caroline M.
    September, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Beautiful healthy plants

    Beautiful healthy plants. Arrived quickly. Really well packaged.

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    Caroline M.
    September, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Beautiful healthy plant, arrived quickly....

    Beautiful healthy plant, arrived quickly.

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    Rebekah H.
    August, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    There's a great selection of plants...

    There's a great selection of plants and they arrive really well packaged!

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    Jordan H.
    August, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Shirajum S.
    August, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Good service.

    Great packaging, good delivery service, good quality plants. I am relatively beginner plant mom, I could use some detailed care plan printed for individual plants. However, happy with my purchase.

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    Zuzana Z.
    July, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Fast delivery and a great selection

    Really fast delivery and the plants all arrived in great condition. I got some good deals on plants that were on sale and will definitely order again due to the wide range of plants available.

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    Sophie R.
    June, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Very quick delivery after purchase. Plants...

    Very quick delivery after purchase. Plants were very well wrapped.

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    Charlotte B.
    May, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Always buy my plants from houseplants....

    Always buy my plants from houseplants. Always amazingly packed and great quality

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    Will S.
    May, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Really appreciate how carefully packaged the...

    Really appreciate how carefully packaged the plants were!

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    Katie H.
    April, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Healthy plants and well packaged. Quick...

    Healthy plants and well packaged. Quick delivery.

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    Sophie S.
    March, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Really cute plants

    Really cute plants. Turned up in good condition and in a timely fashion. Really helpful to be able to pick from the ‘pet friendly’ section. Can enjoy having house plants without fear of harming my cat

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    Mrs H.
    January, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Absolutely fantastic

    Absolutely fantastic, worth every penny. Will be back for more.

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    Lorraine B.
    January, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Informative and easy to use website...

    Informative and easy to use website and brilliant selection of plants in various pot sizes. My plants were delivered promptly and cutely packaged using recyclable materials. I bought the teeny pots and I wasnt expecting much growth, but when they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised, they are gorgeous mini versions! This was my first purchase and I will definitely be ordering from you again very soon. Fantastic company.

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    Lorraine B.
    January, 2023
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Excellent choice of plants

    Excellent choice of plants each available in various pot sizes. Prompt delivery, each plant nicely wrapped in recyclable materials and safely packaged. Very impressed with my first purchase, I shall definitely be ordering from them again very soon, fantastic company.

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    Michael B.
    December, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Ordered 3 plants here. Previous experiences...

    Ordered 3 plants here. Previous experiences have been excellent. 2 of the 3 ordered were in less than desirable condition. On one of them, all but one of the stems had broken off. It has since died. On another the plant took up absolutely no space in the pot at all. It’s as if they were out of stock of the size I requested so they put a baby one in a larger pot with extra soil. Such a shame.

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    Martin R.
    October, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    The plants arrived in perfect condition...

    The plants arrived in perfect condition and well packed.

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    Sheetal K.
    October, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Nice collection of plants. Delivered in...

    Nice collection of plants. Delivered in one day. Plants were packaged nicely and were in perfect condition. Happy with the service!

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    Rose R.
    October, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Excellent quality

    The plants were all very healthy. They were exceptionally well packaged so that they arrived in perfect condition.

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    Debbie S.
    October, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    I’ve used other suppliers and Houseplant...

    I’ve used other suppliers and Houseplant has outshone them all! Beautiful plants, ordered about 10. Packed well, hard to open easily for me as I have chronic pain - is there an alternative way to make it easier?

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    Carol L.
    October, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Fabulous plants and service

    I was extremely pleased with my delivery of houseplants. It arrived promptly. The plants were carefully wrapped in eco friendly, plant friendly products. The quality of the plants was exceptional. I shall return to them when I order my next selection.

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    John W.
    September, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Super quality plants

    Super quality plants, well transported, helpful advice, can't find anything they can improve on.

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    Talia T.
    August, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Such fast delivery and great value,...

    Such fast delivery and great value, would recommend to anyone!!

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    Carrie B.
    August, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered

    Great selection of plants; easy to...

    Great selection of plants; easy to use site as you can search plants by room.

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    Catherine S.
    August, 2022
    String Of Turtles ordered with other items

    Plants arrived very quickly, in perfect...

    Plants arrived very quickly, in perfect condition. Love this site as find really unique plants at affordable prices