String of Turtles

Regular price R 150.00
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Scientific Name: Peperomia Prostrata
Synonyms: Turtle Plant, Magic Marmer, Radiator Plant, Trailing Peperomia, Turtle Vine, Chain of Turtles.

  • Adorable¬†patterned foliage
  • Gorgeous Trailing Peperomia variety
  • Semi - Succulent with low water needs
  • Ideal for Terrariums or Bottle gardens
  • Definite fascination value

ÔĽŅComes in a 12cm Nursery Pot.

Peperomia Prostrata is a relatively sought after member of the Peperomia family, and often goes by the name of String of Turtles, and there is no doubt as to why. These adorable trailing specimens have the most gorgeously ornate patterned round veined foliage that comes in shades of purples to greens, very reminiscent of a turtles shell.

As a mat-forming specimen, they're often ideal for use in hanging baskets, as over time they will find their way to the edge of the planter and cascade gracefully down. Note though that these are slow growers, so will not dominate a space too quickly, making them ideal for a smaller apartment or space to grow.

The String of Turtles houseplant is also considered semi-succulent, meaning they have relatively low watering needs, however as dwellers of the Tropical Jungles of Ecuador, they will appreciate high humidity and some bright indirect light to thrive best. A great candidate for a Terrarium whereby they will not crowd out other Terrarium residents.

Pair this cutie with a planter of your choice be it to adorn a shelfie, hang from a hook or just be a tabletop focal point. Whichever you choose this little plant will bring a smile every time.

Please note: Peperomia is not considered toxic, but prefers not to be a snack item.

Follow these care instructions to keep your String of Turtles happy & healthy

Light: Bright filtered light is best, avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Allow the soil to dry out two-thirds between watering.
Humidity: Medium to high humidity is ideal. 
Fertilizer: Use a well balanced organic fertilizer once a month during the active growth of Spring through Summer. No need to feed it in Winter unless still growing.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












String of Turtles
String of Turtles

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