Peperomia Tungurahuae

Description

Peperomia Tungurahuae is a species of flowering plant in the pepper family. This species was first scientifically described by Sodiro in 1900.

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Peperomia Tungurahuae Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Peperomia Tungurahuae plants are from the rain forests of {{origin}} and like a humid environment.

Light

Bright light and for the variegated types some direct sunlight (couple of hours) can help them grow well. If the leaves are dark green in color it's best not to provide direct sun as it will harm them, but the variegated types may lose variegation if enough light is not provided. South, east or west facing windows are best suited, but again dependent on the leaf color.

Soil

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.

Temperature

Your Peperomia Tungurahuae 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

Peperomia Tungurahuae are not heavy feeders, so you can fertilize them once a month during the growing season with a complete liquid fertilizer at the recommended strength, or you can top dress the soil with worm castings, or a rich compost once in the early summer.

Propagation

Stem tip and leaf cuttings can both be propagated. Take a few centimeters of stem tip with one or two healthy leaves attached and allow the tip or leaves 'if taking leaf cuttings' to dry out for a day, and then plant them in moist peat based potting mix. Try to provide warm temperatures of about 20ºC (68ºF) with bright light. Rooting hormone may be used on the wounds when propagating and a plastic cover over the pot/tray will improve humidity and provide warmth.