If you love succulents, then this easy-to-grow hanging plant should be on top of your list! Here’s everything about Turtle Vine Plant Care.
Turtle Vine Plant Care is important if you want to make sure that the plant stays green and happy for a long time to come. Let’s have a look at all the information you might need to maintain your green friend!
Botanical Name: Callisia repens
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Propagating Turtle Vine
You can propagate this vining succulent through cuttings. Snip off a healthy 4-6 inches long cutting and plant it in a container filled with quality potting mix. Mist regularly and keep the pot in the bright and indirect sunlight.
The plant does well in bright indirect sunlight. Save the plant from the scorching afternoon sun. You can hang it near a south or west-facing balcony or window for a showy display.
A Tip: 2-3 hours of exposure to the morning sun will be wonderful for its growth.
It needs slightly moist soil for better growth. As a thumb rule, water only when the top 2-inches feel dry to touch. Avoid overwatering the plant and cut down the rate during winters.
Go for a regular soil mix, especially one that is designed for cacti and succulents. You can also DIY the same with 3 parts of potting soil, 2 parts of sand, and 1 part of perlite.
The plant prefers a slightly warm temperature. Move the turtle vine plant indoors during winters, if you live in a cold climate, to save it from dying.
Turtle Vine Plant Care
Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer once every 4-5 weeks during its growing season. For dosage, refer to the label on the brand.
Prune the tip of the foliage to encourage bushier growth and to maintain its size and shape.
Pest and Diseases
The plant is susceptible to root rot, so always use a pot with drainage holes. If you see any pests on the foliage, spray it with a strong jet of water to knock them out.