This plant has bright red on the underside of the leaves.
I would like to know what it is called and watering instruction please.
Thank you in advance
Your plant is a type of Peperomia, perhaps a Colombian or Grieseoargentea. There are over 1000 varieties of Peperomia Plants that are primarily native to Central and South America. All Peperomia Plants, which belong to the Pepper Family, are semi- succulents with very similar care requirements. Here are some care tips.
Peperomia houseplants grow best in bright indirect light provided by a west or east- facing window. Peperomia Plants also do well under flourescent lights. Insufficient light causes the slow growing Peperomia Plants to stop growing all together. Direct sunlight burns the leaves of Peperomia plants.
Allow the top 50% of the soil of a Peperomia HousePlant to dry out before watering. Over-watering, resulting in root-rot, is the main cause of serious Peperomia Plant problems. Peperomia Plants do well when watered from the bottom. This technique keeps water off the Peperomia Plant leaves and helps prevent plant diseases. The thick leaves of Peperomia Plants hold water and allow the plant to withstand long periods without moisture.
Fertilize Peperomia HousePlants 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.
Warm temperatures between 60-80 degrees are best for Peperomia HousePlants. Temperatures below 50-55 degrees and cold drafts from windows and doors damage the leaves of Peperomia Plants.
Peperomia Plants are originally from the rain forests of Brazil and like a warm humid environment.
You can read more about Peperomia HousePlants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.