Peperomia plants are a native of forests of South America. They grow under the big trees. So they love and thrive in cool temperatures, high moisture and good air
conditions. These plants are small in size and do not grow more than 1 feet in height and have the same spread. They have numerous species in the world and many more are being developed in the nurseries. They are characterized by different colors of the leaves, texture, shape etc. They are very striking to look at and they do well in most conditions inside the house. They are slow growing plants and low on maintenance. Due to their small size and low maintenance, they make ideal houseplants on the table or office desk. Once they are established in the place, they remain there and spread their positivity all around. They are a delight to see and have.
|Pot size||5 inches|
|Plant height||0.5 feet|
|Plant spread||0.5 feet|
Plant care best practices
Peperomia plants need to be cared for when they are brought home. As they love humid conditions and warm weather, they need to be provided the same. With a correct amount of watering and humidity, the plants can survive for many years. They do not have many natural problems. So, a lot of insects and diseases do not affect these plants. Some pests might attack them depending on the time of the year and temperature. As they are kept in house, they can be frequently watered and kept in a good temperature range. The people need to be more cautious for giving too much water or fertilizer to the plants.
Once the plant is received, kindly unpack and leave the plant in the balcony / open space for 2 days. Kindly water the plant if the top soil is dry. Change of the container shall be done only after a few days.
Planting medium needs
A well drained soil with good fertilizer. The soil needs to be loosened every few weeks for good health.
Once the top soil is dry, water the plant. The soil needs to be kept moist. Overwatering can cause the plant to loose leaves
Medium to High. Avoid extreme cold weather.
Once every month with organic fertilizer.
Overwatering : Root rot can happen. Check the watering frequency
Leaf drop : This can be due to too much water or very high and low temperatures. Control them as needed.
Burnt leaves : Exposure to too much sunlight.
Pests : Apply neem oil when found.