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Peperomia fraseri

Ivy-Leaf Pepper

Peperomia fraseri

Care
  1. Lighting
    Peperomia fraseri grows good if placed bright, part sunny or light shaded. Morning sun such as evening and winter sun is welcome. Summer sun will be tolerated if the pot is placed with a minimum distance of 50 cm behind the window.
  2. Soil
    Light mixes are fine, such as cacti soil. Or peat-free substrates for ornamental plants, herbs and vegetables.
  3. Watering
    Allow the soil to dry to about 80 or 90 % of the pots height between the waterings. Avoid overwatering. Drying out for a day or two will be tolerated if there are at least 2 weeks between these drying times. Peperomia fraseri is not a dessert plant. It can be found in tropical and subtropical regions.
  4. Feeding
    Feeding can be done with liquid fertilizers, sticks, granules or pellets. Liquid fertiliser 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.
  5. Temperature
    Peperomia fraseri likes it warm the year round and needs a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F).
  6. Propagation
    Leaf cuttings root in about 4 to 8 weeks at 22 to 30 °C (72 to 86 °F). 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 fraseri

Ivy-Leaf Pepper
The Ivy-Leaf Pepper is also known as Flowering Peperomia.

Profile
  1. Scientific name
    Peperomia fraseri
  2. Common name(s)
    Ivy-Leaf Pepper, Flowering Peperomia
  3. Family
    Piperaceae
  4. Origin
    Ecuador, Peru
  5. Height
    15 cm, the inflorescence can reach a height of up to 100 cm
  6. Toxic
    No but not edible

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