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Peperomia prostrata

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Peperomia prostrata

String of Turtles, Creeping Peperomia
Peperomia prostrata

Code: 90473

Price: $15.95

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Family: Piperaceae

This is a favorite miniature plant that creeps along the ground creating a dense mat. It can even climb up a small support. The tiny ½ inch round succulent leaves have a mottled pattern of lighter green veins. Great for a hanging basket, terrarium, vivarium, small dish garden, or shingling up a damp moss pole. It prefers moderate bright shade, moisture, and humid conditions. It won't tolerate waterlogged soils, so water lightly when the soil is dry and give it gritty, well-drained soil. Roots as it spreads and is fairly fast growing with a height of about 1 inch. Native to Brazilian rainforests where it is often found growing on trees and rocks as an epiphyte. USDA zones 9 - 11. Sometimes confused with Peperomia rotundifolia, which is a different species with all green leaves. During shipping a few leaves may drop off since they break easily but will quickly regrow. So, be extra careful unpacking. (B, M, T, F, H)

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
(W) Winter

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