Peperomia Prostrata

Peperomia Prostrata

Peperomia prostrata is native to Brazil and has other names such as magic marmer and string of turtles plant. The Peperomia prostrata has unique leaves that differentiate it from other species of Peperomia.

Peperomia Prostrata Appearance

Scientific name
Peperomia rotundifolia
Common Name
String of Turtles

Peperomia Prostrata Care

More than 24°C
Direct Light


Ideal temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC), and no lower than 50ºF (10ºC).


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.


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.


During the summer mist the leaves. As the plant does prefer high humidity, grouping Peperomia Prostrata together with other plants is a good idea. This will increase the humidity within the area. If dry air problems occur - make efforts to improve the humidity, but most will be fine with normal indoor humidity levels.


A peat-based soil is best used that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or sand is a good mix. Other mixes will work well, but the main point is for the medium to drain well and be well aerated.

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