Parallel Peperomia puteolata – Easy to Grow House Plant
Peperomia puteolata, the Radiator Peperomia is native to South America. The colorful leaves are arranged in helix, giving it a very elegant look.
Culture: Peperomias does best in at least 50% shade with temperatures of 68 to 75 degrees, and in winter, the temperature should not be less than 50 degrees. It is usually enough to water the plant every 8 to 10 days, but that depends on temperature and time of the year. Plants should be fertilized twice a month in summer with a balanced fertilizer diluted to the strength recommended on the label. The plant does not need re-potting unless it becomes too large for the pot. The roots are better off in a pot that is a little on the small side.
Parallel Peperomia puteolata needs a porous soil, as it needs plenty of air around the roots. A suitable compost consists of 3 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sharp sand.
Propagation: Peperomias are propagated by division or by leaf cuttings. Take leaf cuttings with a little bit of stem, dip in rooting hormone, place the leaf and stem in compost, water well and cover with a plastic bag. Remove the plastic bag once in a while to prevent the leaves from rotting. New plants will start from the base of the leaves.
- Very easy to grow House Plant
- Water thoroughly when on the dry side
- Does well under artificial light
- Native to the rain forests of Brazil