The Peperomia is easy to care for. The house plant loves partial shade. Don't water the trailing jade until the soil feels dry to the touch.
|Latin name:||Peperomia rotundifolia|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
Peperomia rotundifolia is supplied in a growing pot and will need potting up as soon as possible. Choose a pot one with holes in the base that can stand in a saucer to allow the pot to drain. Water well once settled and stand in a warm, light position out of the full sun. Empty the saucer of any excess water after half an hour as the plant dislikes standing in water. Water again only when the potting compost feels dry to the touch.
Peperomia rotundifolia is a really easy houseplant to care for. It prefers rain water to anything else, and a little plant food every fortnight is perfect. Best temperature for a ‘radiator plant’ is anything from 18-28°C and high humidity is also appreciated.
The plant dislikes standing in water so missing a watering is better than giving it too much. If you leave for 3 weeks holiday, just forget about it until you come home.
If the buds wither or die they can be removed and with good care, the plant will flower again next year.
This ‘radiator plant’ creates quite a striking presence in the living room. With deeply ribbed, dark green leaves and a compact grower it is originally from the jungles of Brazil - this is of course a hybrid. The creamy coloured flowers stay on the plant for a long time.
Peperomia is a tropical plant with many varieties and belongs in the family of Piperaceae - there are all sorts of sizes and colours! Many of these actually grow in trees. It is well known member of the white and and also the black pepper family (Piper nigrum).