Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’

Family: Piperaceae

Countries: Brazil, South America

This is Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’.  A peperomia with warm orange-red tinted leaves with raised veining and wrinkles that give the leaves another dimension and added interest.  There are a wide range of Peperomias plants available.  Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ is an adaptable plant that can be grown inside a terrarium or bottle garden or cultivated in the traditional way, as a houseplant grown in a container.

Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ is a low maintenance plant that thrives in fairly bright but indirect light, and will also be happy to grow under low level lighting in shaded conditions.  This Peperomia will also succeed if grown under artificial light in offices or basements.  Avoid placing your plant on a south-facing window sill or conservatory, as it’s important to keep this plant far away from harsh or bright, direct light, which will scorch the plant’s leaves.

Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ wants to be watered and then not watered again until the top layer of soil has dried out a little.  It’s important to get the balance right with watering, as Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ doesn’t want to wait for too long before it’s watered and these plants aren’t prepared to sit in dry compost for very long without being adversely affected.

To protect your plant and ensure its longevity, remember that Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ plants thrive in warm homes.  Provide Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ 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 ‘Red Luna’ near open fires, stoves, and radiators.

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