Peperomia prostrata (hanging basket)
Also known as "String of Turtles" due to its likeness to a turtle shell, Peperomia prostrata is famous for its delicate strings of round leaves. A succulent-type plant that loves light and regular watering and will reward you with a curtain of leaves. Part of the "radiator plant" family, Peperomia.
(Pot hanger included)
Registered name: Peperomia prostrata
Parent lineage: Peperomia prostrata
Origin: Brazil rainforest
Type: Epiphytic, Tropical succulent
Plant height: Trails to any length
Bloom info: Long thin spikes
Potting mix: Well-draining grainy cactus/succulent mix. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years or when root bound.
Light: Bright indirect-some direct light. South or shielded West facing preferred.
Water: Water thoroughly when dry (1-2 inches of the soil is dry). Leaves will shrivel and brown when left unwatered for too long.
Temp: Warm (60F min night, 85F max day). Keep above 50F.
Humidity: 30-70%. Not picky, but will appreciate higher humidity.
Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, full strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied every two weeks during active growth. Decrease in Winter.