String of Turtles 4.5 Hanging Basket

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String of Turtles 4.5 Hanging Basket

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These trailing plants tend to stay on the small side, making them a great desktop plant. Their leaves are very delicate and can fall off quite easily - I have learned this the hard way when relocating the pot, so they are best left in a spot where they won't easily be bumped. With a shallow root system, they can go years without being repotted, and are best potted in a small pot with ample drainage where they'll happily live even slightly pot-bound.

Care for these cuties is very similar to other string/chain of plants (e.g. string of pearls, chain of hearts etc), so the below care tips can be applied to similar plants:

Light: Medium indirect light including light that hits the top of the soil, as new growth often starts at the top. Take this into consideration for where you place the plant - the top shelf, whilst great for a trailing plant effect, may be better used for a different plant, depending on the direction of light that the spot receives. Try one shelf down, or on a window sill.



Water: Sparingly! They don’t like too much water; those turtles can turn into mushy peas very easily. Give it the equivalent of 1/6 or 1/5th of the pot’s volume in water, and only when the soil is dry. For my plant, this means water once every two to three weeks. I water from the top as the pot is proportionately tall compared to its short roots, but bottom watering works for these plants too, especially if you have a short pot. To do this, place the pot in a vessel and fill with water until it’s halfway up the side of the pot. Leave it for ten minutes and then remove the pot and allow to drain