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Peperomia Obtusifolia variegated

Regular price $12.50
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Peperomia obtusifolia variegated is a delightful cultivar of the Peperomia obtusifolia species, prized for its compact size, attractive foliage, and ease of care. Belonging to the Piperaceae family, this tropical plant is native to Central and South America.

The Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia is characterized by its thick, fleshy, and glossy leaves that display a stunning variegation pattern. The leaves are typically heart-shaped or oval, with creamy-white, yellow, or light green markings that contrast beautifully against the darker green base color. This variegation adds a vibrant and eye-catching element to the plant, making it a popular choice for indoor gardens and collections.

One of the key features of the Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia is its compact growth habit, making it well-suited for small spaces, tabletops, or as a trailing accent in hanging baskets. It tends to grow slowly, maintaining a neat and tidy appearance without requiring frequent pruning.

Caring for a Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia is relatively straightforward, making it an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts. Here are some care tips:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the delicate leaves. Placing the plant near an east or west-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight is ideal.

  2. Temperature: Keep the plant in a warm and consistent environment, with temperatures ranging between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

  3. Watering: Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, then water thoroughly, ensuring excess water drains away. Peperomias are susceptible to root rot if overwatered, so it's essential to avoid waterlogged conditions. In winter, reduce watering frequency to prevent waterlogged soil.

  4. Humidity: While Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia can tolerate average indoor humidity levels, it appreciates slightly higher humidity. Regular misting or placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water can help increase humidity around the plant.

  5. Soil: Plant the Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia in well-draining potting soil rich in organic matter. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

  6. Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in winter when growth slows down.

With proper care, the Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia can thrive indoors, adding a touch of beauty and charm to any space with its striking variegated foliage.




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