Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’

Family: Piperaceae

Countries: Brazil, South America

If you’re a fan of autumnal colours or you’re looking to introduce warmer colour tones to your home, why not invest in a Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ plant?  Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ leaves display an orangery-red glow and with their deeply grooved leaves they also add a really interesting texture to a terrarium or bottle garden.  With its unusual colouring and intriguing wrinkled leaves, these plants create a lovely contrast when they’re grown next to other terrarium plants and houseplants.

Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ is a very versatile plant.  It’s a great choice of plant for a terrarium or bottle garden, but this Peperomia can also be grown in the traditional manner, as a potted houseplant.

Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ is a low maintenance plant that thrives in indirect light to low level lighting.  This Peperomia succeeds when it’s grown under artificial light in offices or basements.  Avoid placing your plant on a south-facing window sill or conservatory – keep this plant away from harsh or bright, direct light, which will scorch the plant’s leaves.

Another thing to avoid is overwatering, Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ wants to be watered and then left until the soil around the plant’s roots has dried out a little, before it’s watered again.

To protect your plant and ensure its longevity, remember that Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ plants thrive in warm homes.  Provide Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ plants with a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).  When deciding where to place your plant, choose an area that’s away from cold draughts and exterior doors, and avoid growing Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ near open fires and stoves.

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