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Turtle Vine - Trailing Vine Plant

Turtle Vine - Trailing Vine Plant

Common name: Turtle Vine, Creeping Inch Plant 
Scientific name: Callisia repens 

Description: low-growing succulent with small green leaves covered in fine hair, and faint purple stems that readily root at the joints. This plant is short but can spread up to 1m across and quickly forms spectacular ground cover. This plant is relatively low maintenance and will thrive if conditions are right and may need regular pruning depending on the size of the set-up. We do want to mention that some species will nibble on the leaves and roots if planted directly into the tank’s substrate, so bare that in mind when choosing what plant species to use. 

Grown in 5cm pots.


  • Place of origin: Mexico, Central America, South America  
  • Type: succulent, ground cover 
  • Habitat: tropical 
  • Humidity: 60% or more
  • Lighting: bright, indirect light, partial shade 
  • Temperature: 18-26˚C
  • Watering: keep soil moist, water when top 1-2 inches of soil is dry 
  • Soil: moist, well-draining soil 
  • Growth rate: fast 


Please note: live plants may vary in size and colour to the one pictured here. Although we use natural fertilizers and pest-preventatives to keep our plants happy and healthy, we highly suggest washing the roots thoroughly in distilled water before repotting or placing straight into a set-up.

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  • 0-1kg - £4.99

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  • 10kg+ - £9.99


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  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 is what we've used most frequently for orders including live inverts and 9 times out of 10 will deliver the day after dispatch. First Class and Signed for First Class are sometimes used and 1pm Next-day Special Delivery is an option at checkout if you want a guaranteed arrival.


  • A different delivery service such as Yodel is only used if the parcel dimensions happen to exceed the Royal Mail limits for that size bracket (eg awkward size/shape hardscape branches).


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