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Peperomia

Often referred to as baby rubber plant, peperomia is a commonly grown and low-maintenance ornamental house plant. This interesting plant is native to many tropical climates, often found in cloud forests and rainforests growing as an epiphyte (on wood). The genus of peperomia includes over 1,000 species presently recorded. There is bound to be at least one that would grow well in your home.

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Description

  • The palmate pattern of leaf veins is marked in some species.
  • Visible as furrows in the leaves or as coloured lines.
  • Most Peperomias have tiny flowers.
  • They are which are characterised by greenish or brown conical spike (spadix).
  • Peperomia is an attractive houseplant.
  • Peperomia grows well in light to moderate light.
  • They can be easily grown under fluorescent lights.
  • Requires moist soil during the growing season with relatively high humidity through spraying.
  • A loose, well-drained, rich potting mix is favourable for the plant.
  • Peperomia do well in a relatively cool environment.
  • Does not likes dry spells.
  • Requires diluted liquid fertiliser biweekly during the growing season.
  • Controlled-release fertilizer pellets can also be used.

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