Peperomia Gracillima

Description

Peperomia gracillima is a species of flowering plant in the pepper family. This species was first scientifically described by S. Watson in 1887.

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Peperomia Gracillima Care

Overview

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

Humidity

This species 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 Gracillima prefer medium bright indirect light. For this type of light, it is best to place them in front of a south-or west-facing window or close to (but not in front of) a north- or east-facing window.

Soil

Use a well-aerated loose potting soil that drains quickly.

Temperature

Your Peperomia Gracillima prefers temperatures between 60-80 degrees during the day and should not get colder than 55 degrees at night.

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

Fertilize monthly in the spring and summer with a balanced houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. It's not necessary to feed a Peperomia Gracillima plant in the fall and winter.

Propagation

Leaf and stem tip cuttings may be propagated. The leaves on this species are smaller and less succulent than other Peperomia Gracillima, 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.