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Description for Peperomia obtusifolia
The palmate pattern of leaf veins is marked out in some species as furrows in the leaves or as colored lines. Most Peperomias have tiny flowers which are packed into a characteristic greenish or brown conical spike (spadix) like an inverted catkin.
As a houseplant, it typically grows on thick erect stems. Flowers are interesting but not particularly showy. Peperomia plants can be pruned anywhere along the stem. New growth develops from the nodes just below the cut in the stem.
Planting and care
Most Peperomia species can be relatively easily propagated from leaf cuttings, similar to the way African violets are propagated. Remove large leaves with their stalks (petioles) and bury in seedling starting soil. Use of a rooting hormone can increase odds of success. Place the cutting in a warm, bright place until new growth emerges.
Caring for Peperomia obtusifolia
- If your peperomia plants are wilting, in spite of regular watering, the plant is likely not getting enough oxygen to the roots.
- Avoid direct afternoon sun.
- Set the plant in a humidified room or on wet pebbles.
- Keep the peperomia leaves dry and provide good air circulation to prevent diseases.
Typical uses of Peperomia obtusifolia
Special features: Foliage
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The Peperomia houseplant is an attractive addition to a desk, a table or as a member of your houseplant collection. Peperomia care is not difficult and Peperomia plants have a compact form that lets them occupy a small space wherever you choose to place them.
Medicinal use: NA
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Just too beautiful! Plant is very positive and green...Feeling so good
Wow nice plants in good condition delivered..?
excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though.
Buy this just 2 weeks ago .and its growing very nice
This plant is exactly what I wanted.
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