Peperomia Prostrata - 4in
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These trailing houseplants tend to stay on the small side, making them a great desktop plant. Their leaves are very delicate and can fall off quite easily 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 re-potted, 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 a mushy mess 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. 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.
Like other Peperomias, these guys grow flowers year round which look like little spikes. Cut them off or leave them on depending on your aesthetic preference.