Teardrop Peperomia, Peperomia orba - Succulent Plant

Peperomia is a delightful, easy-to-grow houseplant that's been around for years and it's still popular. Part of the reason for peperomia's popularity is that it's such an easy indoor plant. Plus, it's one of the better small houseplants, so you don't need a lot of room to grow it.
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About Teardrop Peperomia

Peperomia is a genus of more than 1000 species of small, compact perennial epiphytes growing on rotten wood, in the family Piperaceae. Peperomia is native to tropical America, with a few in Africa.

It is also known as Radiator plant, Baby Rubber Plant, Emerald Ripple, or Wax Privet, and grown for its ornamental foliage, and sometimes for their flowers. Peperomia varies considerably in appearance from species to species, from threadlike, trailing stems to thick, fleshy, stout stems. The leaves, 2.5-10 cm long, are smooth and fleshy, oval with leafstalk at or near the center of the leaf blade, or heart-shaped or lance-shaped, with some species have red petioles.

The leaves can be solid green or variegated with stripes, marbled or bordered with pale green, red or gray. The inconspicuous, tiny flowers are grown in the form of greenish yellow to brown conical spike like an inverted catkin. The stems and leaves of Peperomia species contain the poisonous alkaloid.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height10 inch (25 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Radiator plant, Baby Rubber Plant, Emerald Ripple, and Wax Privet
Maximum Reachable Height 24-36 inches
Flower Colour Greenish yellow - brown
Bloom Time Throughout the year
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Keep in a bright sunny location.
  • Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
  • Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
  • Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
  • Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.
  • Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
  • While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
  • Required care in the winter season. If growing in a pot, then kept in indoors and growing in outside do mulching.

    Teardrop Peperomia care

    Most peperomias will propagate from leaf cuttings. The best time for propagation is spring, but rooting can also be done in fall. Cut off leaf along with a little stem. Stick several leaf cuttings in one pot. Press or tamp soil down around cuttings after watering. Cover pot with a plastic bag or soda bottle – put several holes in bag or soda bottle. Leave pot in normal room temperature. Remove plastic bag or soda bottle regularly for fresh air and prevent rotting. New plants will start growing from leaf base. When plants are rooted well and big enough they can be repotted into individual pots.

    Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
    Watering Moderate to sparingly in summer allowing the topsoil to dry out before watering again. Reduce watering in winter and allowing the topsoil to dry out for a bit longer.
    Soil Well draine soil.
    Temperature 25-35 degrees
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer during spring.

    Teardrop Peperomia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant with its pale blue-green leaves can be used as contrasting foliage in succulent plantings, cactus gardens or xeriscape plantings
    • It is also pretty used as edging for dry borders and in rock gardens
    • It can be kept in pots too, provided the soil drains well

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Peperomia an indoor plant?

    Yes, Peperomia is indoor plant

    Does Peperomia like humidity?

    Yes, Peperomia like humidity

    Does Peperomia clean the air?

    According to NASA research. Peperomia reduces the level of formaldehyde from the air.

    Why is my Peperomia dropping leaves?

    Peperomia plants lose leaves when they are over watered. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before you water. Over-watering, resulting in root-rot, is the main cause of serious peperomia plant problems.

    Does Peperomia bloom?

    Peperomias are grown for their ornamental foliage but they blooms with very tiny flowers

    Peperomia when to water?

    Water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant.

    Do Peperomia flower?

    Peperomias are grown for their ornamental foliage but they blooms with very tiny flowers

    Peperomia how to care?

    Light : Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Water : Water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch and avoid overwatering, Overwatering can kill your succulent, so make sure you let the soil dry between waterings. Try to water it early in the morning around 8-10am. Succulents don’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Your container should have a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Repoting Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting. fertilizers Succulents don’t need much fertilizer, but you can give them light feedings during the spring and summer growing season. Be careful not to overfertilize—this can cause your succulent to grow too quickly and become weak.

    Does Peperomia root in water?

    Yes, Peperomia stem cuttings usually do well in water

    Why are my Peperomia leaves curling?

    Calcium deficiency is a known cause of curling leaves in peperomia plants. This can be caused by over-watering in an acidic growth medium such as peat.

    What soil for Peperomia?

    You can make soil mix by using perlite, sand in with the soil

    Does Peperomia flower?

    Peperomias are grown for their ornamental foliage but they blooms with very tiny flowers

    Why is my Peperomia turning yellow?

    Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    Does Peperomia need sunlight?

    Peperomia need indirect bright sunlight

    When to water Peperomia obtusifolia?

    Water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant.

    Can Peperomia grow in low light?

    No, Peperomia requires indirect bright light.

    Why do Peperomia leaves turn brown?

    It is maybe due to insect or pest infection

    Why are Peperomia called radiator plants?

    They are called radiator plants due to their easy care. They like warmth, but do not need high humidity.

    When to fertilize Peperomia?

    Fertilize Peperomia during the spring and summer.

    Can you propagate Peperomia in water?

    Yes you can propagate Peperomia in the water

    Can Peperomia grow outside?

    Yes Peperomia Can grow outside, where indirect bright light is available.

    What is Peperomia plant?

    The peperomia is a beautiful succulent houseplant

    How to water Peperomia?

    The peperomia does best when it is watered at the base. The plant's soil should be dry before you water the plant again.

    Can you grow Peperomia in water?

    Yes you can propagate Peperomia in the water

    Why is my Peperomia losing leaves?

    Peperomia plants lose leaves when they are over watered.

    Is Peperomia a succulent?

    Yes, Peperomia is a succulent plant

    Can you propagate Peperomia?

    Yes we can propagate Peperomia through cuttings

    Why is my Peperomia dying?

    It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    Is Peperomia obtusifolia a succulent?

    Yes, Peperomia is a succulent plant

    Are Peperomia succulents?

    Yes, Peperomia is a succulent plant

    Do Peperomia like humidity?

    Yes, Peperomia like humidity

    Why is my Peperomia wilting?

    The first is over-watering and the second is under-watering.

    Do Peperomia like to be root bound?

    Yes, Peperomia love to sit root-bound



    Reviews

    Sunday, 15 March 2020

    Rare new variety?

    Shyamali Basu

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    is the pot and soil included?

    Babli Khurana Harvinder

    Wednesday, 26 February 2020

    Nice came in good condition

    Arianna Amit
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