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Peperomia Caperata Dark Green


Peperomia caperata is a small houseplant with very dark green leaves, lovely red to purple stems and interesting rat tail shaped flowers. It can easily be grown in most homes, which makes it a great choice for anyone looking for a compact houseplant that’s not too demanding.


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How to care

Light: Low to bright light and protect this plant from direct sunlight, it may scorch the leaves. Light from an east- or north-facing window works best. Peperomia caperata thrives under indoor grow lights, making it a good choice for an office plant.

Water: Keep the soil barely moist. Allow the top 3 cm of soil to dry between waterings. Water less in winter, allowing the top half of the soil to dry out before watering again.

Humidity: Use a humidity tray or room humidifier, if needed. Or put your plant in an open terrarium — it thrives in the moist air like its native rainforest habitat.

Soil: Light peat moss potting mix (Palm Peat) that contains perlite or sand to help drainage. Peperomia likes some air around its roots. This plant will easily get stem and/or root rot if the potting medium is kept wet.

Fertilizer: Feed monthly spring through fall with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer ( Nitrosol), diluted by half. Stop feeding in winter, when growth is slow.


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