PLANT PROFILE: Peperomia
Spice up your plant collection with these easy care, drought tolerant plants.
We all love an easy care plants, and Peperomia are one of the easiest group of plants you will come by.
This wonderful group of tropical houseplants come from Mexico, South America, and the West Indies. With more than 1,000 known varieties, these hearty plants all boast thick, fleshy succulent leaves that make them drought tolerance and super easy to care for...
How to grow Peperomia
Flowering time: the flowers of peperomias are rare. The blooms are long, narrow stalks often in a green or brown colour that don't resemble flowers.
Location: perfect on a east or west facing window sill, or sunny room
Soil: well draining, either cactus soil or mix general potting compost with some coarse sand
Light: they love bright or in-direct light. Be care to popping them in spot which is too sunny as the leaves can scorch.
Water: water sparingly, waiting for the soil to dry out before watering again.
Care: a good plant for beginners. They are forgiving and will tolerate neglect. The variety available means you can get a great collection of plants in every style and space, all of which require the same care.
Air purifying: yes, the Wolverton's Clean Air study shows that Peperomia reduce the level of formaldehyde indoors by 47% and that's good to know because a significant portion of indoor air is made up of the substance.
Pet safe: yes