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Peperomia graveolens 
This plant brings the heat!

Delightful South American plant

This pepper plant (Peperomia) is all about beautiful leaves, colours and leaf markings. This variant, the Peperomia graveolens, features a striking red colour on the underside of the leaves. Combines perfectly with other succulents, but solo, this plant also stands its ground.        Peperomia means 'pepper-like' and is related to the pepper plant, but it is not fit for human consumption. The plant originates from the tropical rainforests of Central and South America and it just loves warmth and semi-shade. The plant doesn't need a lot of water; watering once a week will do.
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5-12 Working Days
Details
£ 4.25
£ 7.50  

  • Free delivery
  • Planting
  • What do I need?
    • Decorative pot
    • Hydro grains (optional)
    • Potting soil (optional)

    The Peperomia is delivered in a standard nursery pot. Put the nursery pot in a nice decorative pot and water the plant immediately. Put the flower pot in a warm, bright spot but not in full sunlight.
    • The Peperomia can also be planted in a larger flower pot so the plant has more room to grow. Cover the bottom of the inner pot with a layer of hydro grains.
    • Then add a layer of potting soil to the pot.
    • Remove the nursery pot and plant the Peperomia to 1 to 2 centimetres below the edge so there is room for the irrigation water.
    • Fill the pot with fresh potting soil and press it down slightly.
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  • Care
  • What do I need?
    •     Watering can
    •     Plant food


    Water the Peperomia when the soil feels dry as this plant doesn't like to have wet feet. Don't feel bad if you skipped watering your plant ... that's no problem. Adding a bit of plant food to the irrigation water each month will give the plant some extra strength. Once the flowers have blossomed, you can clip them off. With the proper care, the plant will flourish again next year. The Peperomia loves warmth. Put the flower pot in a warm, bright spot but not in full sunlight.
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  • Specifics
  • This peperomia creates quite a striking presence in the living room. The plant has ribbed leaves with alternating light and dark green sections on the leaves. It is a compact grower which originated from the jungles of Brazil.

    Peperomia is a tropical plant with many varieties and belongs in the family of Piperaceae - there are all varieties, sizes and colours! Many of these actually grow in trees. It is a known member of the white and also the black pepper family (Piper nigrum).
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Peperomia graveolens 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green, Purple
    Light preference partial sun ,  full shade
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
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