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String of Turtles

String of Turtles

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String of turtles plants love bright indirect sunlight and will thrive in these conditions. Because of the vining nature of the plant, make sure light reaches the top of the plant so that it continues to produce new growth so make sure light reaches all areas of the plant.


The plant is native to the Brazilian rainforest, so it prefers slightly moist conditions. Make sure the pot has drainage holes, water well, then let the soil dry out between waterings. Avoid overwatering by drenching the soil till water runs out the bottom of the pot, and the soil is thoroughly moist.


The String of turtles prefers a humid environment. Mist daily to increase humidity levels and replicate the tropical environment it thrives in especially over the winter when our central heating can dry out the air.


This plant prefers cooler temperatures over the warmer temperatures. temperatures around 20-25c keeps them happy. It does not like cold temperatures, so avoid placing it near exterior doors or drafty windows, and if you've placed it outside during the summer, make sure to bring it inside before temperatures turn chilly.


During spring and summer, feed once a month with a general houseplant food. No feeding is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.  


A String of turtles is considered non toxic to humans and pets if ingested.


It's small in size and has a slow growth rate, reaching full maturity in three to five years. This makes string of turtles a good choice if you have limited space.

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