Peperomia caperata is also known as Emerald Ripple Radiator Plant. The Rosso is an attractive flowering variety with striking red undersides and deeply grooved glossy green leaves. As with all radiator plants they are ideal for growing in low or fluorescent light, making it perfect for offices and shady spots.
Radiator plants are very much on trend and are very easy to look after.
Please note: the stems and leaves on this plant are very fragile and despite our best efforts some may be lost during transit.
Light: Peperomia are fine in moderate light conditions and will tolerate shade. Avoid direct sunlight. They do really well under fluorescent lights, making them ideal for the office or basement flat.
Water: Water when the soil has almost dried out, Radiator Plants don’t like to be over-watered. Use soft water if possible and water from below. Water is stored in the leaves making these plants drought resistant.
Temperature: Average to warm temperatures from 18-24°C but can cope with as low as 10°C at a push. Avoid draughts.
Humidity: Peperomia enjoy raised humidity levels but most of the time they do just fine in normal household conditions.
Feed: Apply a half-strength balanced fertiliser once or twice during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 20-30cm and slow growing.
Origin: Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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