Peperomia Gracieana Care
Peperomia Gracieana will enjoy a misting from time to time.
This Peperomia Gracieana requires bright light without direct sunlight. Too much direct sunlight may scorch the leaves. Not enough light, growth will be lacking.
A peat based soil is best used that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or sand is a good mix. Other mixes will work well, but the main point is for the medium to drain well and be well aerated.
Your Peperomia Gracieana prefers temperatures between 60-80 degrees during the day and should not get colder than 55 degrees at night.
Water your Peperomia Gracieana when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Water thoroughly, until excess water flows from the drainage hole into the saucer, but do not allow your Peperomia to sit in excess water or soggy soil. Your Peperomia Gracieana is similar to a succulent in that it stores water in its leaves and can tolerate drying out a bit between waterings.
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
Leaf and stem tip cuttings may be propagated. The leaves on this species are smaller and less succulent than other Peperomia Gracieana, which makes stem tip cuttings the best option. Take a few centimeters of stem tips with one or two leaves attached and at least one node. Allow a day for the wound to heal then transplant into a small pot with moist soil, partly peat and perlite or vermiculite. To encourage new growth, provide warm temperatures of about 20ºC (68ºF) with bright light, and you may wish to use rooting hormone on the cut and cover the pot/tray with a plastic cover.