Peperomia rotundifolia

Family: Piperaceae

Countries: Americas, United States

Peperomia rotundifolia makes a lovely terrarium, vivarium, bottle garden, and Peperomia rotundifolia can also be grown as a pretty houseplant.

Peperomia rotundifolia enjoys moderate growing conditions.  This plant doesn’t like too bright a position – so avoid placing your plants in an area that receives harsh or direct sunlight, but take care to avoid the other extreme, as these plants won’t thrive in deeply shaded conditions either!  Peperomia rotundifolia really is an easy to care for plant, it’s only the extremes of intense light, deep shade, and excessive watering that these plants don’t like.  Similarly, avoid very humid conditions, as Peperomia rotundifolia grow best in the regular humidity levels found naturally inside our homes.

Peperomia rotundifolia is a good choice of plant if you’re looking to create an open terrarium with drier growing conditions, or if you’re looking for a new houseplant to enhance your home.

Provide your Peperomia rotundifolia plant with a partially shaded position, away from exterior doors or windows that are opened during autumn, winter, and springtime, when temperatures can be cold or are likely to fluctuate too widely.  Keep this plant away from cold draughts and low temperatures, as Peperomia rotundifolia is a tender plant that’s killed by low temperatures.

Peperomia rotundifolia doesn’t like to be overwatered, so ensure that you allow the compost – not just the surface of your compost – but the compost deep inside your pot or terrarium – the compost around your plant’s roots – to dry out sufficiently before you water your plants again.

Peperomia rotundifolia is a tender plant, which should be grown in an area where temperatures won’t ever drop below 13C (55F).

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