We've got such a cracker for you this month!! I am so excited to be unveiling to you the fabulous variegated peperomia! This is our luxury pet-friendly luxury plant of the month for March. Here are some tips for how to best care for this amazing plant.
This low growing perennial is native to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Florida.
Light and position in the home
This plant prefers bright light but avoid any direct sun. It can tolerate shadier positions but may start to lose its variegation. A south or west facing window is ideal.
Flowers and foliage
It is unlikely (but not impossible) that your peperomia will bloom and produce small white flower spikes. For this plant, it is the glossy, succulent-like marbled leaves that are the primary attraction, and aren't they AMAZING? If the leaves become more green than marbled try moving to a sunnier spot.
Watering and humidity
Allow the soil to dry out slightly on top before watering. Avoid overwatering, the plant's fleshy leaves are able to store water and is better adapted to survive a slight drought than deluge. Use room-temperature water to water.
TemperatureRoom temperatures should be ideal for your peperomia, between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius. Avoid large fluctuations in temperature and dry air.
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Room temperatures should be ideal for your peperomia, between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius. Avoid large fluctuations in temperature and dry air.