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Growing Turtle Vine

Turtle Vine is a succulent that has such beautiful, delicate-looking little leaves, which have a beautiful trailing habit on their darker purple stems. They can grow up to 3m in length and width when given enough space – and they grow FAST, up to half a meter per year to be exact. Turtle Vine looks stunning left to trail over a statement pot or planter.

Turtle vine in HB

Lighting
Turtle Vine grows grows well in partial sun to partial shade. If the pot is placed at least 50 centimeters behind the window hot summer sun will be tolerated.

During summer a spot in the garden or on the balcony is welcome. There it has to be slowly accustomed to the sun, which is no longer filtered through a window.

Soil
Regular mixes for container plants, cacti and succulents, herbs and vegetables can be used.

Watering
Allow the soil to nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool to temperate during winter. Avoid overwatering. Drying out for a short time will be tolerated.

Feeding
Every 4th to 8th week if it is in active growth. Feed with liquid organic fertilizer. A new bought or recently repotted plant don’t need to be fed for the first year.

Temperature
Turtle Vine likes it warm the year round, but can also be kept temperate or cool during winter, at 50 to 59 °F. The colder it is placed, the less watering is required. Minimum temperature is 41 °F.

Common names
Turtle Vine, Creeping Inchplant, Chain Plant

Height
Shoots can reach up to one meter in length.

Toxic?
No. Can be fed to rodents, reptiles, birds and cats.

Information courtesy of Indoor-Plants.net

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