Peperomia Scandens
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Peperomia Scandens

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.
Humidity:40-50%.
Temperature: 20°C- 25°C (68-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot / overwatering.

Introduction

The peperomia scandens (a.k.a. cupid peperomia) is a vining epiphytic peperomia that is easy to grow…

See also: Peperomia Verticillata, Peperomia Ruby Cascade, Pink Lady Peperomia, Peperomia Polybotrya, Peperomia Piccolo Banda

Light Needs

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.

Fertilizer

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.

Soil

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.

Humidity

They will do just fine in most homes, but aim for 40-50%.

Temperature

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.

Other Names

Cupid Peperomia

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.

Hope you found this guide useful, you might also like our other articles: Peperomia Ruby Cascade, Pink Lady Peperomia, Peperomia Polybotrya, Peperomia Piccolo Banda, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos, Hoya Linearis, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care.

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