Peperomia Gracilis

Description

Peperomia gracilis is a species of flowering plant in the pepper family. This species was first scientifically described by the C. DC.

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Peperomia Gracilis Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Peperomia Gracilis plants are originally from the rain forests of {{origin}} and like a warm, humid environment.

Light

Your Peperomia Gracilis prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but growth may slow.

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

Temperatures between 60-80ºF are ideal, and they can withstand temps as low as 55ºF. However, these tropical houseplants love warmer conditions, so the warmer, the better!

Watering

Water thoroughly, and allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. This small houseplant can effectively hold water in their fleshy stems and leaves during times of drought and are therefore quite forgiving if you forget to water it once in a while.

Fertilizing

Fertilization isn 't necessary for your Peperomia Gracilis, but you can fertilize your plant in the spring or summer if you 'd like it to grow a little faster. Use any fertilizer made for indoor plants and follow the directions on the packaging. Before applying any form of fertilizer, make sure the soil is damp. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.

Propagation

Peperomia Gracilis plants are easily propagated from leaf cuttings, stem tip cuttings, and plant division.