Pepperface Peperomia – (4” nursery pot)
Commonly known as the baby rubber plant. The shiny Pepperface Peperomia has slender stems that support fleshy, almost succulent-looking, spoon-shaped leaves. Though these plants are often compact, they can grow to approximately 1’.
General care: Pepperface 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. Bright light is very important.
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.