A beautifully trailing succulent with round leaves and soft stems that shoot out in all directions from the pot, Peperomia rotundifoliais a plant for owners of all abilities.
Originating in South America, this perennial epiphyte loves the forest undergrowth and can be found in crevices across a vast area of the tropics.
Very easy to care for and is happy on a shelf or shady windowsill with high humidity. They also look fantastic in hanging pots that allow the stems to trail freely. Non-toxic to cats and dogs and rarely needs re-potting.
Temperature This plant naturally grows in hot climates and is sensitive to sudden drops in temperature. If taking cuttings from the plant to propagate, try to provide temperatures of 20°C with bright light to the cuttings when they are in soil.
WateringBe careful not to overwater. Allow the soil to dry completely then water it thoroughly. Water very sparingly in winter. During summer, mist the leaves.
Feeding During spring, use a diluted fertilizer once every two weeks. Drop to once a month during summer months, and drop feeding completely during autumn and winter.
Tips Can easily be cut back to maintain shape. These cuttings can be used to propagate new plants.
Light Level Bright shade without direct sunlight, except non-intense morning or evening sun. Midday sun may risk scorching the leaves.