4″ Peperomia Scandens Variegated
Trailing Variegated Peperomia (Cupid Peperomia or Peperomia Nitida) features beautiful heart shaped leaves that light green with creamy white edges. Around the stem joints and where the leaves meet the stem it’s light pink in colour making the plant look delicate. Native to the tropics of Mexico, the Caribbean and other parts of Central America.These fast growing plants can quickly fill out the hanging pot and trail off the side.
General care: Peperomia’s leaves hold a considerable amount of moisture, this plant is slightly drought-tolerant. Allowing it to dry out too often may cause damage to the leaves, but the occasional skipped watering won’t do much harm. Occasional pinching out of growing points during spring and summer will induce plants to produce more side-shoots and become bushier.
Water: Water every 7 to 10 days. Allow the top soil to dry out completely and then water thoroughly. Do not over-water.
Sunlight: Bright indirect light. As a general rule, variegated foliage requires more sunlight than darker green foliage. Tolerates low light. While short periods of direct light are fine, too much full sun will cause leaf discolouration.
Placement: Windowsills, greenhouses and conservatories are ideal places to display this plant.
Food: Peperomia are naturally slow-growing and do not require a lot of fertilizer. Fertilize twice a year using half-strength liquid fertilizer during spring and summer only.