Peperomia albovittata

Radiator Plant

Peperomia albovittata Piccolo Banda

Peperomia albovittata “Piccolo Banda”

Care

Lighting

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.

Soil

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

Watering

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

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.

Temperature

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).

Propagation

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

Profile

Scientific name

Peperomia albovittata

Common name(s)

Radiator Plant

Family

Piperaceae

Origin

Ecuador

Height

10 to 20 cm

Toxic

No but not edible

Peperomia albovittata Piccolo Banda

Flowering Peperomia albovittata “Piccolo Banda”

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