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How To Grow & Care For String Of Turtles

by aditya abhishek

String Of Turtles is a wonderful succulent plant which is native to Brazilian rainforest. It is an evergreen trailing succulent plant that you can grow by following these tips.


String Of Turtles enjoys moderate hot humid climate, temperature range of 20 to 24 degree Celsius is ideal for growing string of turtles. Perfect for USDA zones 10 to 12.  


Well draining loamy soil rich in organic matter is good. Prepare potting mix with 40% garden soil + 30% cocopeat + 30% organic compost like dung manure. 


You can start propagating string of turtle plant by taking at least 3 inches cuttings from just below the node and planting them in well drained soil. 


Keep this plant under bright indirect sunlight for better results. Keeping them under direct sunlight can cause leaf burns, also avoid keeping them in low light condition. 


Keep the soil little moist all the time, but avoid overwatering as it can kill this plant. Make sure that water drains properly after watering through drainage holes at the bottom. 


You can use nitrogen rich tea leaf compost, or dung manure to fertilize string of turtles from spring to fall once after every 20 days. Avoid adding fertilizer in winters. 


They rarely get infested with pests, but in worst scenario they can get infested with aphids, mealy bugs or spider mites. Spray neem oil in water weekly to control. 

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