ROMY [Peperomia obtusifolia variegata]

R 109.00

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Each of our plants is lovingly looked after & carefully delivered. We're here to provide all the tips & advice you need to care for your plant after purchase. With us you'll harness those green fingers in no time.

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Romy is the belle of the Peperomia ball with her strikingly patterned leaves. They remind us a little of camo print! But she's a peace-loving lass, perfect for your desk or shelf. Although some Peperomias may look like succulents due to their thick fleshy leaves, they come from the rainforests of South America.
Comes in a 14cm plastic grow pot. Decorative pot sold separately.

Caring for Peppi

Light

Peperomias prefer bright filtered light, but can tolerate lower light conditions, although growth will be slower.

Water & humidity

Peperomias don't like to be overwatered. This variety has thick fleshy leaves, an indicator that they're able to hold water. Peppi likes his soil to dry out at least 2-3cm down before being watered again. Average humidity will do, just keep away from cold draughts, or hot dry heaters.

Feeding

Feed monthly in summer with a sachet of organic Canola Meal. Don't feed in winter.

Re-potting

Peperomias like to be potbound, so they only really need re-potting to refresh the soil every spring. If you want a bigger plant, only go one pot size up.

Atrium Top Tip

Watch out for rotting stalks, wilting or yellowing leaves - this could be a sign of overwatering. Peperomias respond really well to pruning and it helps them retain a bushy compact appearance.

Quirky plant fact

Peperomias are part of the Piperaceae family, with over 1,000 species - the most well-known being Piper nigrum, the black peppercorn vine, which is where we get pepper from!

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