Peperomia Cuatrecasasana

Description

Peperomia Cuatrecasasana is a species of plants in the family Piperaceae. Its native range is New Guinea.

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Peperomia Cuatrecasasana Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Peperomia Cuatrecasasana does like a humid environment. During the warmer months you can mist the leaves and/or place the plant on a pebble tray with water at the bottom. Most homes should be fine with its natural humidity if the air is not dry.

Light

Peperomia Cuatrecasasana plants grow well in the bright, indirect light provided by a west or east-facing window. These plants even grow under fluorescent lights. Insufficient light causes the slow growing Peperomia Cuatrecasasana plant to stop growing all together. Direct sunlight burns the leaves.

Soil

A peat based potting mix is best used that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is a good mix. Other mixes work well as long as they drain well, and can retain some moisture.

Temperature

Ideal temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC), and no lower than 50ºF (10ºC). Avoid sudden temperature drops and cold drafts.

Watering

Water your Peperomia Cuatrecasasana when the top 50% of soil is dry. Be sure to water thoroughly until water comes out of the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot, and empty any excess water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Fertilizing

During spring and summer fertilizing with a liquid feed at half strength or less every two weeks will encourage growth and leaf color. Stop feeding at the end of summer.

Propagation

Taking leaf cuttings is the most common method of propagation. When leaf cuttings are taken, allowing a day for the wounds to dry out is good practice for replanting. Try to provide warm temperatures of about 20ºC (68ºF) with bright light and cover cuttings with plastic to encourage growth until you see the first appearance of growth.