Emerald ripple (Peperomia caperata) care

Emerald ripple (Peperomia caperata) care

Introduction

Emerald ripple (Peperomia caperata) belongs to the family Piperaceae and is commonly used as a houseplant or indoor plant because of its unique beautiful leaves. This plant is tropical in nature and is an evergreen herbaceous shrub. It is native to Brazil. As a tropical origin, it thus requires high humidity. Is bushy in nature and grows to erect up to 8-9 inches tall (1). In the following article, we are going to discuss Emerald ripple (Peperomia caperata) care and how to propagate and maintain the plant.

Botanical description

Family: Piperaceae

Scientific name: Peperomia caperata ‘Eden Rosso’

Common name: Emerald ripple

Plant: Perennial evergreen plant, height about 8-9 inches, a shrub in nature.

Leaves: Heavily corrugated green leaves and is heart-shaped. The leaf is about 1-3 inches in length, smooth and glossy, shiny and thick in appearance.

Inflorescence: Cream-colored spike with a length of 5-7 cm (1).

Flowers: White flowers or 2-3 inches long. Flowering takes place in summer (2).

Emerald ripple (Peperomia caperata) care

Light

the plant can well survive under low light and can even grow well under artificial light also.

Soil type

Prefer light soil having a good drainage system.

Watering

Water medium and never let the plant stand in water. For high humidity place on a pebble tray.

Fertilizer

Dilute normal liquid fertilizer once in two months is good for the healthy growth of the plant.

How to propagate Emerald ripple (Peperomia caperata)

propagation via leaf cutting. Cut a healthy leaf with a petiole and place it or pot it in a moist soil medium with half the leaf buried inside and half outside. Try to maintain the humidity of the leaf in a few weeks root emerges from the buried portion of the leaf.

Pests problems

Normally the plant is very hardy in nature and is not easily attacked by pests and insects. A common pest attack is sucking insects (3).

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