Peperomia Caperata 'Schumi Red'
Peperomia Caperata is a small houseplant with very dark green leaves, lovely red to purple stems and interesting rat tail shaped flowers. this compact plant has short stems covered by heart-shaped, deeply ridged leaves. It s a species much appreciated by terrarium keepers but it can actually also easily be grown in most homes, which makes it a great choice for anyone looking for a compact houseplant that s not too demanding.
Its preference for higher humidity levels and tendency to stay relatively compact make this plant a great choice for terrariums.
Keep in indirect sunlight. Any window besides South facing ones should work well. Emerald Ripple is known to grow very well under artificial lighting, which means it s a great option for darker rooms.
It needs plenty of air around the roots, hence a relatively loose soil with good drainage would be ideal.
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One unique aspect of Peperomia is that all that their foliage purifies the air, according to NASA research.
You should water a peperomia plant once the top 1-2 inches of the soil dries completely and then water the plant thoroughly. Overwatering is the number one problem of killing this plant. Signs of overwatering of peperomia plants can be rotting stalks, wilting or yellowing leaves, a heavy pot and waterlogged soil.
Peperomia plants do best in bright indirect light or filtered light. They cannot handle direct sun as it scorches their leaves. If the light provided is less sufficient, the plant tends to stretch a bit towards the light which is very noticeable.
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