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String of Turtles 6”
Only 47 available and it's in 2 people's basket
You will receive the whole 6” plant shipped delicately in its pot, with the hanger.
Weight 1 lbs
Stage of Rooting
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
You will receive the whole 6” plant shipped VERY delicately in its pot. Shown are pictures of the current batch. They are younger and smaller plants, but fully rooted, and have beautiful coloring.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR TURTLES LOVE YOU!
Light- bright indirect. think tropical, not succulent. Protect them from intense light and high heat, or you will cook your turtles! A good indication that your turtles are receiving too much light, is leaf shape and color. If the leaves are turning yellow in color, dilute the light they are receiving to keep the green color and deep veining. Turtles growing under high light also tend to stay with a thin/flatter leaf shape along with the more yellow color. It’s amazing how they change and adapt to the conditions.
Water-remember…tropical! These make excellent terrarium plants, as they love to creep in humidity. Mature turtles have leaves fat enough to handle some drought, especially in the winter months. As you get to know your turtles, you can tell when to water just by glancing at them. Thirsty turtles tend to be duller in appearance, but after a good drink, they fatten up and regain their plump, glossy appearance. Bottom watering is not completely necessary, but a good idea to prevent rot in the matte on leaves on the top of the plant.
Maybe you lost a strand or two in shipment, or have purchased cuttings.
I love growing turtles, and I’m here to help!
Luckily, turtles are easy to propagate, as long as you’re using mature turtles Mature turtles are fat, and round, with a grassy green color. new growth is thin, matte, and has high contrasted dark markings, with red stems. These are the only cuttings as sell, because they hold up great for shipping, and they are the easiest to propagate.
When you propagate, you want as many little turtle nodes on the soil as possible, which means, leave nothing hanging over the edge. You can grow a full pot with just a few strands if done correctly. As the strands root, new growth with shoots up along the stem. Keep laying those new stems on the soil until your pot is full. Your pot will then start to grow over the sides. Until turtles are rooted and happy, don’t forget about them! Keep the humidity up, and don’t let their soil dry out!
Feel free to message me with any turtle questions what so ever!