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.
A few species have more attractive flowers such as the white, scented clusters of spikes produced by Peperomia fraseri from Ecuador.
Common name(s): Peperomia
Flower colours: The plant do not have distinguished flower and the plant displays dark green texture
Bloom time: –
Max reachable height: 12 inches
Difficulty to grow: Easy
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). Aim for 65 degrees F to 75 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Fertilize biweekly during the growing season with a diluted liquid fertilizer or use controlled-release fertilizer pellets at the beginning of the growing season.
Caring for Peperomia Orba
If your peperomia plants are wilting, in spite of regular watering, the plant is likely not getting enough oxygen to the roots.
Typical uses of Peperomia Orba
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.
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