Bright indirect light is the best light for the string of turtles. Don’t place this plant in full direct sunlight for many hours. One or two hours at most during the morning is good but not every day. Just keep it in a bright area of the house.
Likewise, people ask, how often should I water my turtle strings?
Water: Sparingly! They don’t like too much water; those turtles can turn into mushy peas very easily. Give it the equivalent of 1/6 or 1/5th of the pot’s volume in water, and only when the soil is dry. For my plant, this means water once every two to three weeks.
Consequently, do string of turtles grow fast?
The plant stays relatively small and does not grow very fast, so larger string of turtles plants will be hard to find or more expensive.
Does string of turtles like humidity?
This plant species loves humid weather and grow well in homes with normal humidity and if the air is not too dry. However, for warmer weathers, mist the leaves or place the plant in a gravel tray with water.
Too much fertilizer in the soil or water, the leaves will start dropping. Generally, you should apply half-strength general plant fertilizer or houseplant feed once a month all year round. If you are using ‘ready to pour’ fertilizers, always water the soil before application to avoid root-burning.
The number one sign of overwatering the string of turtles is that the plant leaves start to turn to mush or turn a shade of yellow/ brown. Conversely, if the leaves start to wrinkle, then the plant likely isn’t receiving enough water.
Peperomia prostrata String of Turtles Plants are an ultra-rare trailing houseplant that looks best in a hanging pot. The interesting leaves resemble the shells of a turtle.
String of pearls is very easy to propagate. You can either try water propagation, and pot them up into soil after they have rooted, or plant them directly into the soil. For water propagation, remove a few pearls off of one end of each cutting, and place that part of the strand in a vase with water. …
Considerations: Succulent leaves make String of Turtles especially sensitive to soggy soil. Use a loose, well-draining mix. Pet friendly!
three to five years
While leaf propagation is not an option, you can propagate String of Dolphin easily from stem cuttings.
Given enough light and fertilizer, it will grow quite vigorously in a season. A single plant will survive for about five years if properly cared for, but if you propagate new plants from stem cuttings, you can effectively keep it alive indefinitely.