Is Peperomia Graveolens a succulent? This is the question when I first time meet with her. She has glowing wine red stems with glossy red leaves with clear green “window” on their surface. The upper part of the v-shaped transparent leaves is glossy green and red underneath. The transparent leaves enable photosynthesis
Peperomia Graveolens is great for your home or office. This succulent can produce flower. The flower racemes are simple and resemble a rat’s tail. The Peperomia Graveolens flower grows on the long stems of the plant. They are tiny and do not have real scent and in the shade of yellowish white. This succulent is perfect for arrangement and one of the easier care succulents. Beginner don’t forgot to choose this succulent if you want to start planting succulent.
HOW TO CARE PEPEROMIA GRAVEOLENS
How often do I need to water Peperomia Graveolens
Like other succulent, Peperomia Graveolens not need a lot of water. Watering the plant when the soil completely dries out. Beginner probably pay more attention in watering, the easy way to water this plant is weight the pot after watering them. After five to six days, lift the pot again and weight with your hand. You will notice the pot is lighter. Wait for three more days, wight the pot again. If you notice the pot no longer lighter that it is the time to watering your lovely succulent.
Where to plant Peperomia Graveolens
Peperomia Graveolens great to live in zone that colder than 20° F (-6.7° C). Recommend plant them in the container that can bring them indoor during winter because it is not cold hardy succulent. It more suitable to plant indoor because direct sunlight will burn their leaves.
How much light Peperomia Graveolens need
They need bright light to maintain their vibrant leaves colors. The direct sunlight will cause the leave of this succulent fading. Lack of light will result fewer leave, leaf drop and dull coloration. The best and great direction for is Peperomia Graveolens is place them near the window facing north or east. As a result, your lovely succulent will grow well and thrive.
What is Peperomia Graveolens Humidity Requirements
This plant can tolerate higher levels and lower levels of humidity. This plant does like a humid environment. You can mist the leaves or put a pebble tray with water under the plant during summer. Keep in your mind that take out the plant after 30 min and apply this method when necessary. You can ignore them if the air of your house is not dry.
What Type of soil for Peperomia Graveolens
Peperomia Graveolens grow like most of the succulent that they prefer well draining soil with a peat moss mix. The loose soil that allow the water pass through is the best for this plant to thrive. Some of the succulent parents suggest using 50 percent peat moss and 50 percent perlite is the best. Plant them in the pot with drain hole enable the water pass through to avoid the root to rotted.
When to Fertilizer Peperomia Graveolens
Peperomia Graveolens is great to plant indoor. If you plant them indoor just fertilizing them once a year. Indoor succulent need light more that fertilizer to grow beautiful. This plant need fertilizer during spring while growing. After fertilizing, move your Peperomia Graveolens outdoor to a bright and shady area to help them stay compact as they enjoy the boost of nutrients. If you can move them out, give them more lights as much as possible. Fertilizing Peperomia Graveolens during spring or fall will help them assort the light after fertilizing easily.
How to Pruning Peperomia Graveolens
Pruning and maintain this succulent from time to time. When you notice this plant slow grower and they will outgrow the pot they are in. This is the time to prune your succulent arrangement enable to look nice. Spring is the best time for you to prune and maintain your succulent.
How to Propagated Peperomia Graveolens
Peperomia graveolent is easily propagated from the cuttings. Here are step by step guide for propagating Peperomia Graveolens.
Step 1: Cut off the stem with a sterile and sharp knife or garden shears.
Step 2: Remove the stem with leaves from the main plant.
Step 3: Place the cuttings in a shaded location and allow it to callous for several days.
Step 4: Plant the cutting in well draining soil mix with a hole drain pot. Water the plant when the soil is completely dry out.
Step 5: Place this new baby in a warm temperature and bright light home.
Variegate peperomia plants shouldn’t be propagated from leaf cuttings because it will lead to lose all of the lovely variegation in color. The great time for Peperomia Graveolens to propagated is spring and summer.
Safe for dog and cat
Are Peperomia graveolens safe for your lovely pets and child. This is a good news! Peperomia graveolent is safe for dog and cat, even your child. This succulent doesn’t appear in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (ASPCA) website’s list of the toxic plants.
Common mistake made by beginner
Overwatering or Underwatering
Most of the succulent beginner paid more attention in watering succulent. The reason your succulent killed is overwatering and the method of watering.
Keep in mind that succulents prefer loose soil, humus-rich peat-based or well-drained soil. Succulents have a specialized cell that can storing water in their leaves, stems and roots. In the time of drought, these cells slowly release their moisture to be used by the rest of the plant, enabling it to survive in this period. Peperomia graveolens is a succulent that has these talents.
When I was succulent beginner, I always remind myself watering this plant once a week or 10 days once. Overwatering these plants cause the root lead to rot. When the root rotted, is it no easy to save your lovely Peperomia graveolens.
Watering your Peperomia Graveolens moderately during the warmer season, and sparingly in the colder winter season.
Wilting leaves can be the first sign of underwatering your lovely Peperomia graveolents. This is the way to save your lovely succulent. Place your succulent on the pot with water no less than 5 min.
When the soil goes from bone-dry to saturated, it can cause stress for your Peperomia Graveolens and may cause leaves to drop. Give some time for them to recover.
Peperomia Graveolens seldom suffer with the diseases or pest issues. However, as we still need to lookout for whitefly, mealybugs and spider mites. If you notice there are some bugs in your lovely Peperomia Graveolens, you need to action immediately. Don’t let the bugs kill your plants.
Immediately separate the infected plant from other for a double of week. You can use 70% isopropyl alcohol and spray directly to the mealybugs. Don’t miss out the place of the stem.
Caring for Peperomia Graveolens is just that simple. What are you waiting for?
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