Peperomia Yabucoana

Description

Peperomia Yabucoana, or more commonly know as Viper Peperomia, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Peperomia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Peperomia Yabucoana or Viper Peperomia's floral region is Puerto Rico.

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Peperomia Yabucoana Care

Overview

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

Humidity

During the summer mist the leaves. As the plant does prefer high humidity, grouping it together with other plants is a good idea. This will increase humidity within the area. If dry air problems occur - make efforts to improve the humidity, but most will be fine with normal indoor humidity levels.

Light

Peperomia Yabucoana plants grow well in the bright, indirect light provided by a west or east-facing window. These plants even grow under fluorescent lights. Insufficient light causes the slow growing Peperomia Yabucoana plant to stop growing all together. Direct sunlight burns the leaves.

Soil

Use a well-aerated potting soil that drains quickly.

Temperature

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

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

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