Welcome to our guide to the Peperomia Scandens care…
Peperomia Scandens Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check soil weekly and water only if dry most of the way down.|
|Fertilizer:||A well diluted balanced plant feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||80% potting compost and 20% perlite mix.|
|Temperature:||20°C- 25°C (68-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Root rot / overwatering.|
The peperomia scandens (a.k.a. cupid peperomia) is a vining epiphytic peperomia that is easy to grow…
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best, they need a decent amount of light to grow but can do fine back from the window. Do not give them any direct sun.
How Often To Water A Peperomia Scandens
They are quite susceptible to root rot, so let it dry out almost completely before watering again. Check it once a week by sticking your finger in the soil.
Feed them a really well diluted balanced plant feed once a month in spring and summer. Do not overfeed, if in doubt dilute the fertilizer more than the instructions say.
Use a well draining mix with plenty of perlite (80% potting compost to 20% perlite). This stops the soil holding on to water and so helps to avoid root rot.
When To Repot A Peperomia Scandens
Check the plant at Easter time and pot it up a size if the roots are crowded.
They will do just fine in most homes, but aim for 40-50%.
The ideal range is 20°C- 25°C (68-77°F). They will be fine if the temperature drops more at night time through.
Propagating Peperomia Scandens
Peperomia scandens is easily propagated in water. Take some stems cuttings and root them in a pot, keeping it in a bright window, but without any direct sun. Keep them humid too. They in a month or so, pot it up in soil when its roots are well established.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs And Common Problems
Root rot is the main issue, make sure you only water the plant when it is dry, and keep it in a well draining medium.
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