Peperomia Incana
Peperomia,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Peperomia Incana

Welcome to our guide to the Peperomia Incana, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…

Peperomia Incana Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly and only water it if completely dry.
Fertilizer:A well diluted, balanced fertilizer, every 3 weeks in the spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of compost (75%) and perlite (25%).
Humidity:50%.
Temperature:18-24°C (65-75°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Felted peperomia, felt peperomia.
Common issues:Overwatering and pests.

Introduction

The Peperomia Incana is know for it’s light turquoise, felt-textured leaves, it is stunningly beautiful and a really easy to grow houseplant.

See also: Pink Syngonium, Geogenanthus Ciliatus, Rhaphidophora Hayi Care.

Light Needs

Give them medium to bright indirect sunlight, but no direct which will most likely burn the leaves.

How Often To Water Peperomia Incana

Do not overwater this plant! They are really tolerant of a lot of conditions, but not overwatering. So check the soil weekly and only water it if completely dry all the way down. You’ll find they need much less in the winter, that’s ok, just do not water them if still wet.

Fertilizer

Use a well diluted, balanced fertilizer, every 3 weeks in the spring and summer.

Soil

They like a well draining soil as the roots get root rot easily if they are allowed to sit in soggy soil. Use a mix of normal compost with perlite (about a quarter of the mix should be perlite).

When to Repot Peperomia Incana

Move the plant to a bigger pot when the rotos star to get crowded. If you see any roots growing through the bottom, it is time! It is also worth check checking the roots yearly by taking the plant out of it’s pot a little, to make sure it has plenty of space to grow.

Humidity

50% humidity and above is ideal. They do not like dry air and will thrive if given some humidity.

Temperature

18-24°C (65-75°F) is a good daytime temperature, but try to keep them above 5°C (41°F) at night or they can get cold damage.

How to Propagate Peperomia Incana

Take stem cuttings with a couple of leaves and a node, let the wound callous over for a day and then put it in water to root. Make sure the leaves are not touching the water or them can rot.

Other Names For Peperomia Incana

Felted peperomia, felt peperomia

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering and pests are common issues, you should check the soil and only water it if completely dry. At the same time as checking the soil each week you can check the plant for pests.

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