Peperomia albovittata

Radiator Plant

Peperomia albovittata Piccolo Banda
Peperomia albovittata “Piccolo Banda”



Peperomia albovittata likes to be placed bright, part sunny or light shaded. Some morning sun, evening and winter sun is welcome. Burning summer sun will be tolerated if the plant is placed with a minimum distance of 50 cm behind the window.

Peat-free soil for container plants.


The Radiator plant grows good in peat-free substrates for ornamental plants, herbs and vegetables. Regular cacti mixes can also be used.


Allow the soil to dry to about 70 or 80 % of the pots height before adding water. Drying out for a day or two will be tolerated if there are at least 2 weeks between these drying times. Avoid overwatering.


Feeding can be done with liquid fertilizers, sticks, granules or pellets. Liquid fertilizer can be given every 4th to 8th week from spring to fall. Long-term fertilizers, i. e. sticks, granules or pellets in spring and summer. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.


Warm locations with 20 to 30 °C (68 to 86 °F) the year round are perfect. Peperomia albovittata “Piccolo Banda” can also spend the winter placed at 15 to 20 °C (59 to 68 °F).


At 22 to 30 °C (72 to 86 °F) stem cuttings and leaf cutting root in about 4 to 8 weeks. The pot should be covered with a freezer bag or placed in a indoor green house. To prevent mould growth don’t forget to and air daily.

Peperomia albovittata Piccolo Banda


Scientific name

Peperomia albovittata

Common name(s)

Radiator Plant






10 to 20 cm


No but not edible

Peperomia albovittata Piccolo Banda
Flowering Peperomia albovittata “Piccolo Banda”
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