Peperomia Rocca Verde is a cascading peperomia with its stunning dark green angular foliage. The leaves are slightly thick, pale green in colour with stripes. The stems grow long and then trail down the pot making it an excellent hanging plant. These plants also called as Peperomia Rocca Verde Peperomia Angulata Rocca Verde.
Peperomia family is a huge plant family of more than 1000 ornamental foliage plants. These plants belong to the Piperaceae family originating from the Amazon basin of South America.
Peperomia Angulata Rocca Verde blooms in the spring and summer season and produces tiny flowers that emerge on long stalks. After a few weeks, they fall over by themselves.
Peperomias are compact, easy to care plants that look amazing as tabletop or desktop plants. First, let’s look at its care needs.
Peperomia Rocca Verde Care
Peperomia Angulata Rocca Verde thrives beautifully in a well-draining soil mix. You can use a combination of coco coir and peat moss along with compost and perlite. Keep the ratio of coco peat and perlite as 2:1. Perlite will help in better drainage and aeration of the soil. You can use coarse sand Pumice or Charcoal if Perlite is not available. Coco peat can absorb enough moisture that is needed for the plant. Ensure that the pot has enough drainage holes for excess water to drain off. Soggy soil can cause root rot. Place your Peperomia in a plastic or terracotta pot instead of glazed pots. Terracotta pots also help to absorb the excess water from the soil.
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Peperomias can tolerate dry spells for some time but keeping them bone dry for a long time can harm the plant. Peperomia Rocca Verde like their soil to be moist at all times. Before watering, always check the soil by sticking your finger into the soil to feel the moisture. Water your plant only if the plant feels dry up to 2 inches. Bottom watering is the best method to water the Peperomias. Bottom watering reduces the chances of Overwatering, thus preventing Root rot.
Peperomia Rocca Verde prefers bright indirect light. They can survive in fluorescent lighting, which makes this plant a perfect indoor plant. However, keeping them in a low light area for a long time can affect their growth and foliage colour/ variegations. Too much bright light exposure can fade away the leaf colour and variegations. Therefore, direct sun exposure is No- No for Peperomias.
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
Peperomias are tropical plants. Warm and humid temperatures between 13–25-degree Celsius favours these plants. Average room humidity is okay for them. Keep them away from cold drafts or AC vents, fireplaces, doorways, windowsill etc. Sudden changes in temperatures can harm the plants. Normal room humidity is just enough for Peperomia Angulata Rocca Verde.
FERTILIZING Peperomia Rocca Verde
Feed your Peperomia with a weak dilution of a complete liquid fertilizer during Spring and Summer season once monthly. Fertilizing during Winter and fall is not required as the plant is dormant.
PESTS PROBLEMS for Peperomia Rocca Verde
Peperomias are generally Pest resistant plants, but you should keep an eye on your plant for any pest attack. If you see any pest problem in your plant, you can use Neem Oil solution (it is organic and safe) to get rid of all sorts of plant pests. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide solutions are also effective in removing plant pests from the plants.
The peperomia likes to be root bound; therefore, do not repot them until you see the roots poking through the drainage holes. As the plant takes time to adjust to the new soil conditions, frequent repotting can damage the plant’s fragile root system and affect its growth. Instead, you can change the topsoil and add more compost or worm casting for nutrition to the plant.
As mentioned earlier, Peperomia Angulata Rocca Verde is a cascading plant. To maintain the shape of Peperomia Rocca Verde, feel free to prune it during the Spring or summer season. However, it looks more beautiful with its long stems dangling down from the pot. Pruning will also help to make the plant look bushier as it will give outside growth.
Peperomia Rocca Verde Toxixity
All Peperomias varieties, including Peperomia Angulata Rocca Verde, are completely Non- Toxic and safe for pets like cats and dogs and human beings like kids.
Peperomia Rocca Verde Propagation
Peperomia Angulata Rocca Verde is propagated through stem or leaf cuttings. Propagation during the spring will yield the best results. You must take the leaf or stem cutting and place it in water. You do not need any rooting hormone to propagate Peperomias.
The roots will appear within 2-3 weeks. After the roots have developed, transplant the cutting into the soil. The cutting can be placed directly in the soil rather than kept in water. But, you will not be able to monitor the growth of roots. It is quicker and easier to propagate in water than in soil. You can use whatever method you prefer.
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