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Peperomia Prostrata Care Tips

One of my favourite plants, owing to those gorgeous turtle print leaves, is the Peperomia prostrata or String of Turtles. I wish I could capture it in a photo (I’ve tried and failed) - the leaves remind me of marbles, as the print is often under a semi clear gel-like layer.

Some quick care tips:

  • Water this one sparingly or those plump turtles will turn into mushy peas fairly swiftly - mine gets a short drink once or twice a fortnight
  • Does best in bright indirect light although mine is growing albeit slowly in medium light (about 3m away from a big window)
  • Very pest resistant so far, not even gnats have bothered it yet
  • Like the rest of the Peperomia family, it will grow flower spikes year round which you can either let grow or snip off (mine’s due for a trim)
  • Propagate from stem cuttings in water, moss or soil

Pep Prostrata


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