Pink Lady Peperomia
Pink lady peperomia is all about keeping it well drained and avoiding overwatering…
Pink Lady Peperomia Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Let the top 60% of soil dry out before watering again. Check once a week.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced feed in the spring and summer.|
|Soil:||Standard potting compost with added 10% perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
The pink lady peperomia is a cute little peperomia, popular for its pink coloring along the edge of some of its leaves. The main thing to take note of with any peperomia is to be really careful not to overwater it. They are not fussy in any regard really, except if sitting in water logged soil.
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Pink Lady Peperomia Light Needs
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best. They’ll be fine in anywhere above low light. They’ll grow best with bright light, but avoid direct sun which can burn the pink foliage.
How Often to Water
Let the top 60% of soil dry out before watering again. Check it once a week. Peperomias must not sit in wet soil as they can get root rot easily. This is a really important point, if there is one thing you focus on, make it this! They are really tolerate plants otherwise. They can sometimes droop when they need watering, so you’ll know for sure.
Tip: peperomias can get root rot easily from overwater so always check the soil first before watering and make sur the plant is not sat in soggy soil.
Pink Lady Peperomia Fertilizer
You can feed your pink lady a balanced feed in the spring and summer months.
A multipurpose compost will be fine, I add 10% or 20% perlite to help with drainage and get air to the roots.
When To Repot
The pink lady actually likes to be a bit root bound, but if it becomes really pot bound, then you can pot it up a size. Anytime of the year is ok, but spring is best so the roots will have space over the coming growing season.
40-50% humidity is ideal for a pink lady peperomia. You can give them more and they should grow really well, but be careful of fungal issues, make sure they get plenty of fresh air.
Pink Lady Peperomia Temperature
16-27°C (61-81°F) is a good range in the daytime. Don’t let them get below 10°C in the winter, and avoid draught.
How To Propagate Pink Lady Peperomia
Propagate a pink lady peperomia by taking stem cuttings and rooting them in soil…
- Make sure you get at least one node and 2 or 3 leaves.
- Put the cuttings directly into soil.
- You can also plant leaves direct in the soil, with half of them buried, and the top point sticking out, they will root too.
- Water it and then cover the pot in a plastic sandwich bag and seal it almost totally (but leave a small hole of air).
- Then put the whole thing is a bright place with no direct sun. Keep the soil moist during this time and change the air in the bag every couple of days.
- The cuttings should root in a month, and within two months they should start growing foliage. You can remove the bag at the stage.
Tip: Pick the healthiest part of the plant you can find to propagate from, the healthier, the better the chances of it working.
Pink Lady Peperomia USDA Zone
They can live outdoors in zones 10-12.
Is pink lady peperomia toxic to cats?
The good news is they are safe for dogs and cats.
Peperomia Pink Marble Vs Pink Lady
The pink marble peperomia is basically pink lady but with a more striking marble variegation.
Peperomia Abricos Vs Pink Lady
These are two similar pink peperomias, but the abricos only has pink around the edges of of the leaves.
Why Is My Peperomia Drooping?
They droop when they are under or overwatered. Most commonly it is due to the soil drying out, but check the soil to make sure as you do not want to overwater them further if they are already suffering from it.
Pink Lady Peperomia Leaves Turning Yellow
A common issues with peperomias is overwatering, they mut not sit in heavy wet soil. Leaves will often turn yellow and can start to fall off. Make sure the soil is mostly dry before you water it again, and the soil is well draining.
How To Make Pink Lady Peperomia More Pink?
The best way to encourage pink is to keep it humid and give it bright but indirect sunlight. The new growths are pink, so you want to meet the plants care needs so it grows well.
Where To Buy
Support your local plant store – these plants come up every now and again. Also try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.
FAQs and Common Problems
Drooping and leaf curling are common issues due to overwatering, as well as root rot. Peperomias hate to be left in wet soil, make sure you let the water drain off after watering and do not water again until the soil is mostly dry.
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