Peperomia Galapagensis

Description

Peperomia Galapagensis is a species of plants in the family Piperaceae. Its native range is Galápagos.

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Peperomia Galapagensis Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Normal indoor humidity levels should be fine. During the summer misting the leaves is advisable and grouping plants, especially other Peperomia Galapagensis may help improve humidity.

Light

Your Peperomia Galapagensis will be happiest in medium to bright light. Do not allow the direct sun to hit the foliage. If given too much light, the colors and patterns will fade. If not enough light, the leaves may become darker green.

Soil

A peat based soil is best used that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or sand is a good mix. The medium must drain well and be well aerated, but it requires some kind of water retention for the small roots to absorb nutrients.

Temperature

Your Peperomia Galapagensis prefers normal room temperatures from 65-75 degrees. It can not tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees, so be sure to keep it away from drafty areas during the winter.

Watering

Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. Always keep an eye on your plant if the leaves droop or feel a bit thin, it may also be time to water.

Fertilizing

During spring - while the plant is growing use a diluted liquid fertilizer once every 2 weeks, and once a month during summer. No feeding is required from autumn to spring

Propagation

An easy method to propagate is to take a few centimeters of stem tip cuttings. Remove a tip (petiole) with about 5 - 8 cm of tip with one or two leaves on it. Plant the cutting in a very small pot with fresh potting mix that's moist and try to provide warm temperatures of about 20ºC (68ºF), and plenty of bright light (warmth and light is the key to success). You may want to use a rooting hormone on the cut being planted.