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Peperomia graveolens

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Peperomia graveolens is a native to Ecuador. It belongs to the Piperaceae family. The common name of the plant is Glow Peperomia or Ruby Peperomia. The plant has an attractive V-shaped or canoed appearance. The foliage consists of red stems bearing windowed leaves. These are a sight to behold as they are transparent on the top and red on the underside. Ruby glow peperomia bears tiny, yellowish-white flowers during spring, the flowering season. Peperomia ruby glow prefers bright light but partial shade for best growth. It can grow up to 20 cm in height. This summer-dormant plant is not frost-hardy.

Growth Rate

Peperomia graveolens ruby glow is a slow-growing succulent.

Flowering

Spring is the flowering season for ruby Peperomia graveolens. During this time, the plant is filled with tiny, yellowish-white flowers.

Watering

Offer regular water to the plant during the growing season. Ensure that the top soil is dry before watering. During the dormant season, reduce watering to a minimum. For top feed, use a fertilizer with the label “8-8-8 or 10-10-10 formula” for best results.

Soil

This plant needs a cactus potting mix that is well-draining. Add peat moss to improve drainage. For keeping the soil nutrient-rich, use organic compost.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for the succulent is 9A. The plant is not frost-hardy.

Light

This plant requires bright light and partial shade for the best growth.

Propagation

The best way to propagate this succulent is via stem cuttings.

Peperomia graveolens gets its name from ‘peperi’, a Greek word that means peppers. This is because the plant foliage resembles the black pepper plant. Check out this amazing plant species on Planet Desert!

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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