String of Turtles-peperomia prostrata whole 6” pot (starter plant)
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You will receive the whole 6” plant shipped in its pot. These particular plants are considered starters, as they are just starting to put new growth out. They currently have fat, mature turtle leaves (ideal for propagating). All of them are spilling over with at least a few strands around the sides. Within the next month, they will be filling out with new growth from the top. The new growth will eventually plump up, and you will have a full and happy plant.
Shipping: plants ship as soon as they are dry enough. That could be 2 minutes after you place your order, or it could take that full 1-2 weeks. It is unlikely that this will take the whole 2 weeks, but it is possible.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR TURTLES LOVE YOU!
the care is pretty easy, but I’ll give you the details
Light- bright indirect. think tropical, not succulent. Protect them from intense light and high heat, or you will cook your turtles! A good indication that your turtles are receiving too much light, is leaf shape and color. Thin, flat, yellow leaves=too much light
Water-remember...tropical :) these make excellent terrarium plants, as they love to creep in humidity. Turtles have leaves fat enough to handling some drought, but they prefer to have damp soil, or at least not to go too long with completely dry soil. As you get to know your turtles, you can tell when to water just by glancing at them. Thirsty turtles tend to be duller in appearance, but after a good drink, they fatten up, and regain their plump, glossy appearance.
*update* these have grown nicely since original listing
maybe you lost a strand or two in shipment, or have purchased cuttings
I love growing turtles, and I’m here to help!
luckily, turtles are easy to propagate, as long as you’re using mature turtles Mature turtles are fat, and round, with a grassy green color. new growth is thin, matte, and has high contrasted dark markings, with red stems.
when you propagate, you want as many little turtle nodes on the soil as possible, that means, leave nothing hanging over the edge. You can grow a full pot with just a few strands if done correctly. As the strands root, new growth with shoot up along the stem. Keep laying those new stems on the soil until your pot is full. Your pot will then start to grow over the sides. Until turtles are rooted and happy, don’t forget about them! Keep the humidity up, and don’t let their soil dry out!
feel free to message me with any turtle questions what so ever!