Peperomia 'Hope' is a cultivar of P.deppeana and P.quadrifolia, it's part of the Piperaceae family. This plant has succulent green leaves with subtle green stripes, leaves are usually in groups of two or three along stems.
Pot: 17cm diameter
Length: Approximately 25cm in length
How do you take care of Peperomia ‘Hope’?
Care for Peperomia ‘Hope’ by keeping it inside in a room with temperatures between 18°C and 24°C. Keep it in a moderately humid environment (between 40-50% humidity), place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to aid this.
Fertilise the plant once a month during spring and summer, using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Re-pot in spring, only when the plant has outgrown its pot. Re-pot to a slightly larger pot - anything too big would hold too much water and could cause root rot. Use a container with a drainage hole. Make sure to use a well-draining potting mix.
What are Peperomia Hope's light requirements?
Peperomia Hope grows best in bright indirect light, and can also thrive under indoor grow lights.
Why are my Peperomia ‘Hope’ leaves curling?
Peperomia ‘Hope’ leave curling can usually be attributed to either nutrient deficiency or bugs. Mealybugs are some of the most common pests found on houseplants and appear as white masses on the underside of leaves or stems. Use insecticidal soap to get rid of these. If no bugs are found, then it’s likely your plant is suffering from calcium deficiency as a result of over-watering. Leaf-curling can also be symptomatic of over-feeding with fertiliser.
Is Peperomia ‘Hope’ a succulent?
Peperomia ‘Hope’ is not a succulent. Whilst its relatively thick, engorged leaves are succulent in nature, this plant comes from humid environments, as opposed to the arid conditions that succulents are native to.
How do you water Peperomia ‘Hope’?
Water Peperomia ‘Hope’ thoroughly, but ensure that that top soil is allowed to dry out completely between each watering. Overwatering can lead to the soil becoming waterlogged which is not good for the plant. Reduce watering during winter, as the plant will store more water reserves during this time.
How do you propagate Peperomia ‘Hope’?
Propagate Peperomia ‘Hope’ by making a 5-8cm cutting from a stem that has one or two leaves on it. Plant this cutting in a small pot with fresh, well-draining moist potting mix. Keep the plant in temperatures of at least 20ºC and ensure that it has plenty of bright light to encourage growth.
How do you prune Peperomia ‘Hope’?
Prune Peperomia ‘Hope’ annually to correct any leggy or sparse growth. You may wish to pinch back stems during early spring in order to promote for branching and a bushier appearance. Prune lightly by removing the end of each offending stem, as well as pinching the first set of leaves between your fingernails.