海龜串椒草 String of Turtle (Peperomia prostrata)
Peperomia prostrata is a well behaved and beautiful looking vining plant.
A peat-based soil best suits the peperomia prostrata, but you can choose any soil medium that is well-drained and has excellent aeration properties. The fragile stems will rot if the plant is kept soggy for an extended time period. You can improve the aeration of the soil by adding perlite to the potting mix.
Choose a north-facing or south-facing window sill to place the pot for optimal light conditions. Do not expose the peperomia plant to direct sunlight for several hours. One or two hours of direct sun during the morning are more than enough.
I would suggest keeping the soil moist in the growing season, but in summer and winter, allow the soil to properly dry before watering.
You can typically water the plant using the top watering method. But if you have a small pot, you can also consider bottom watering.
For bottom watering, place the pot in a container and fill it water so that 1/4th of the pot is submerged in water.
Leave the pot in the container for about 10 minutes and later allow the water to drain.
Your plant can also suffer from under-watering with deflated or flat leaves, little or no growth, and a significant decrease in foliage.
|6 - 8'' (15 -20 cm)