This String of Turtles Plant Has Leaves That Look JUST Like Mini Turtle Shells

The string of turtles plant is our latest houseplant obsession!

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If you’re looking to add a new member to your indoor plant lineup, may we make a suggestion? You should make some room for our current obsession, the string of turtles plant.

The indoor plant craze is definitely not over, and with warmer weather around the corner, some of us are just itching to put our hands in potting soil. Sprucing up shelves and tables with some greenery comes with its benefits—most indoor plants naturally cleanse the air and they’re easy to take care of. And, obviously, they’re a great way to enhance your home decor.

The Leaves Look JUST Like Baby Turtles

“String of turtles,” or Peperomia prostrata, is a charming indoor plant that lives up to its name. The succulent is made up of vines covered in green leaves with white veins, and they look exactly like turtle shells. Though small, its vines grow quickly in a sort of cascading effect, making shelves, windowsills or hanging baskets perfect new homes.

Not only is a string of turtles plant pleasing to the eye, it’s also low maintenance. There are some low-light houseplants that require very little sunlight, but this plant does prefer moderate light. If set near windows, avoid placing it directly in the sun, and let the soil dry out between watering. The only routine care it requires is pruning the vines, but that’s entirely up to you. Whether you want to keep it short and trimmed in a terrarium or let the vines grow out to cover any surface, the string of turtles plant is sure to refresh any space.

Where Can I Get One?

You can buy plants on Etsy! This shopping platform for small businesses and independent creators has tons of houseplants, including string of turtles plants for sale for less than $25. You can have a plant shipped directly to your door in just a few days.

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.