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Peperomia Hope

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Description

An unusual hybrid, Peperomia Hope is perfect for those plant parents ready for a challenge. This pretty plant has trailing stems of green, button-like, succulent leaves. Due to its succulent nature, getting the watering balance right is essential!

Size: 12cm diameter x 20cm height

Care

Light: Indirect light

Humidity: Low

Temperature: 16-24ºC

Watering: Allow the top 3-4 cm of the compost to dry between waterings when the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Reduce watering frequency in winter when light levels are lower. This plant is a succulent, so water thoroughly but sparingly. You can place the pot on a tray filled with water and allow the plant to drink up to avoid making the leaves wet at the top.

Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a balanced liquid fertilizer every 6-8 weeks from spring through autumn.

Soil: Rich, light, and well drained. A mix of potting soil with some bark, perlite and horticultural grit will do.

Troubleshooting: Soft stems may be a sign of overwatering. Dull, faded looking leaves may indicate the plant is receiving too much bright light.

Tip: This plant is safe around pets and children. Direct sunlight can leave sunburn marks on the leaves.

Did you know?: The plant’s botanical name 'tetraphylla' means “four leaves", possibly named like this because the leaves grow in clusters of 3 or 4. Peperomias are commonly named "radiator plants" because they like warm temperatures and bright indirect light.

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