Peperomia obtusifolia Variegated – Plant

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Many of Peperomia plants are perennial epiphytes growing on rotten logs and they have thick stems and fleshy leaves, some with leaf windows.

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With this purchase you will get:

01 Peperomia obtusifolia Variegated Plant
01 4 inch Nursery Pot as Inner
01 4.5 inch Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Turquoise)

Description for Peperomia obtusifolia Variegated

Plant height: 0.8 – 1.3 inches (2 – 4 cm)
Plant spread: 3 – 5 inches (7 – 13 cm)
The palmate pattern of leaf veins is marked out in some species as furrows in the leaves or as colored lines. Most Peperomias have tiny flowers which are packed into a characteristic greenish or brown conical spike (spadix) like an inverted catkin.

Flowers are interesting but not particularly showy. Many variegated cultivars with foliage that is mottled with cream, gray or gold.

Common name(s): Peperomia, Baby rubber plant, Pepper Face
Flower colours: Greenish-white
Bloom time: Spring and Autumn
Max reachable height: 12 inches
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Most Peperomia species can be relatively easily propagated from leaf cuttings, similar to the way African violets are propagated. Remove large leaves with their stalks (petioles) and bury in seedling starting soil. Use of a rooting hormone can increase odds of success. Place the cutting in a warm, bright place until new growth emerges.

Sunlight: Peperomia do well in light to moderate light, such as found in a northern or east-facing window. They can be easily grown under fluorescent lights.
Soil: A loose, well-drained, very rich potting mix.
Water: Keep the soil moist during the growing season and provide relatively high humidity through spraying or by setting the pot in a gravel tray.
Temperature: Average. Peperomia do well in the relatively cool environment of most homes (although they dislike the dry). 65 degrees F to 75 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Peperomia obtusifolia Variegated

If your peperomia plants are wilting, in spite of regular watering, the plant is likely not getting enough oxygen to the roots.
Avoid direct afternoon sun.
Set the plant in a humidified room or on wet pebbles.
Keep the peperomia leaves dry and provide good air circulation to prevent diseases.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Peperomia obtusifolia Variegated

Special features: Variegated leaves

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The Peperomia houseplant is an attractive addition to a desk, a table or as a member of your houseplant collection. Peperomia care is not difficult and Peperomia plants have a compact form that lets them occupy a small space wherever you choose to place them.

Medicinal use: NA

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