Identify my houseplant? Peperomia Caperata-red hybrid
Can you please identify my plant?
Your plant is called a Peperomia caperata – red hybrid.
Here are some care tips.
Light: Peperomia Plants grow best in bright indirect light provided by a west or east facing, window. They also do well under florescent lights. Insufficient light causes the slow growing Peperomia to stop growing all together. Direct sunlight burns the leaves of Peperomia Plants.
Water: Allow the top 50% of the soil in a Peperomia Plant to dry out before watering. Over-watering is the main cause of serious Peperomia Plant problems. Root – rot is the direct result of over–watering. Peperomia Plants do well when watered from the bottom. This technique keeps water off of the leaves and helps prevent plant diseases. The thick leaves of a Peperomia Plant hold water and allow it to withstand long periods without moisture.
Fertilizer: Fertilize a Peperomia Plant monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. It’s not necessary to feed a Peperomia Plant in the fall and winter.
Temperature: Warm temperatures between 60-80 degrees are best for a Peperomia Plant. Temperatures below 50-55 degrees and cold drafts from windows and doors damage the leaves of a Peperomia Plant.
Humidity: Peperomia Plants are from the rain forests of Brazil and like a humid environment.
Flowering: Peperomia Flowers are small and inconsequential, growing atop tall stalks. It’s the leaves of a Peperomia Plant that are often more interesting.
You can read more about different varieties of Peperomia Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.