Posted 2M ago by @kingpinkorede

What are these on my strings of turtles?
I know they are part of the plant, but what role do they play? I've trimmed them before but they just grew back. Should I cut them again or are they better left alone? #stringsofturtles #peperomia
16ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
Best Answer
@NMazon is right!

However, I'd leaf them alone. They are natural and the plant is doing what that plant does. I had a SOT for about a year. Then all of a sudden it flowered and I followed what folks said about cutting them off. It didn't work out well for me. So now I'm leery about trimming off flowers unless they are dead. 
They are flower spikes.. you can trim the off so it doesn’t take energy from creating new leaves.
Or you can leave them until they die off.. but remember that flowers require energy from a plant.. so it might not shoot out new leaves as often
As far as I know these are flowers. Some recommend to cut them off to let the plant use its energy for growing new foliage instead🌱
Thank you everyone!
Well isn’t your plant the happy one??? 💜

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