Red Tree Peperomia
Peperomia metallica is a beautiful plant popular due to its foliage with varying shades of red, pink or brown leaves and silver lining. it is a small-sized Peperomia. & also known as Red Tree. The trailing stems appear upright at first, but eventually spill over do to their own weight. Displays small, creamy yellow, mouse-tail blooms in late summer to fall.
Bright light is best for the multicolored foliage of the Peperomia Metallica. Plants with dark green or multicolored leaves cannot tolerate direct sun. Therefore keep it in a filtered position, use window blinds or any other sheer cloth to diffuse the sunlight.
Peperomia Metallica needs plenty of air around the roots, hence a relatively loose soil with good drainage would be ideal.
It requires slightly moist soil to grow healthy, so keep the soil moist at all times. Avoid over watering as soggy soil can have disastrous effects on the roots and the life of the plant. in winter, reduce the watering to once a week only. Remember, this species is a semi-succulent; therefore, water carefully to avoid over or under-watering.
The fertilizer will encourage growth on your plant. Therefore feed your plant in the growing phase using a diluted liquid fertilizer.
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One unique aspect of Peperomia is that all their foliage purifies the air, according to NASA research.