Because Peperomia caperata needs plenty of air around the roots, a relatively loose soil is a good idea. It is worse to leave it too wet than too dry. Great indoor plant. Handpick the Peperomia Plant – You Have a Choice! This guy is the perfect plant if you are looking to add colour and texture to your collection and will be happy to move in with little fuss. The genus Peperomia is probably the most familiar, as Peperomias are widely grown as houseplants and includes some choice succulent species with windowed leaves and a handful with tubers. This type of peperomia plant ranges between 5 to 8 inches. Propagating Peperomia . This species is native to Brazilian forests where they are found growing in the cracks of trees drawing nutrients from the air, rain, water or debris accumulating around its roots. Piperaceae Giseke 1792. Soil. The peperomia loves climate that is warm but humid. Metallic Peperomia has a striking silver midrib on deep burgundy leaves. These plants generally have a small root system making them ideal for dish gardens and other indoor pots. The undersides of the leaves are bright red. Peperomia Soil Requirements. Peperomia metallica is super easy to get along with. The Piperaceae is a family of 5 genera and 1400 species of perennial herbs with both succulent and non-succulent members. Mixing your regular potting soil with a heavy dose of perlite should produce a light soil mixture that will work for this plant. Remove large leaves with their stalks (petioles), and bury them in seedling starter soil. It grows with a spreading habit, wider than tall. Most peperomia species are easy to propagate from leaf cuttings, similar to the way African violets are propagated. Starter plant in 2.5 inch pot. Plants are posted neatly wrapped with padding to ensure a safe arrival. Getting the right soil is also part of Peperomia plant care. Lovely plant with a green stripe down the center of the elongated purple/maroon leaf. SOIL. There are three types of peperomia plant you could choose to adorn your house with. The use of a rooting hormone can increase the odds of success. The best soil for these plants is a mixture of 50 percent peat moss and 50 percent perlite. Peperomia caperata care is governed by its epiphytic nature. The peperomia magnoliaefolia variegata is the most popular among the group. Soil. Upright Peperomia. If you have the standard soil mix you can grow your Peperomias successfully with slight modifications through adding peat moss. It is a compact, trailing plant with dark chocolate coloured leaves and a pinky / purple underside. Most peperomia plants are easy to grow making them great for people living busy lifestyles. Great in a terrarium or vivarium, or can be used as a beautiful houseplant. Always check to see in the soil around the plant is dry before you re-water it because it is a desert plant. ... 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