How to look after a Peperomia Polybotyra

We got to buy our very first peperomia plant in Australia last year. And we’re so glad that it has thrived very well.

So, how did we do it? A little bit of research , personal experience and TLC ( tender love and care) did the trick. Peperomias are not too needy as well as long as you get the most important care tips right. Here are some of it.

  1. Use a not too large pot with drainage.

2. Place it in an area with a bright to medium light away from direct sun exposure. We placed ours next to a window with a semi-transparent curtain. I love the way they turn their leaves towards the window. Kris and I takes turn to rotate them every now and then. Peperomias like warm and humid temperatures. Less light exposure will lead to leaves falling off and too much sun exposure will cause it’s leaves to turn pale and yellowish.

3. Leave the soil to dry completely before watering as the peperomia leaves are thick which can store water. I usually just stick about an inch of my finger in the soil to check it’s moisture and water if it’s dry. We water our Peperomia about just twice a week but may be even less during winter. Avoid too much watering as it may cause it’s root to rot and eventually grow fungus.

4. Fertilise once a month or even every 2 months. They are the kind of plant that does not really need it though.

They grow slowly so there’s no need to repot not until the roots are sticking out from the bottom of the pot.

5. Regular misting and wiping of it’s leaves reduces bugs infestation and cleans the leaves from dusts hence promoting photosynthesis. Your peperomia will love you for this!

Thanks for taking time to read our tips. If you have any other suggestions and recommendations feel free to leave your comment. We have posted some of our plant collections in our instagram page.

We Support Plant Parenthood

Me and my Monstera

Have you ever had the same kind of problem like me whenever I see delicious looking plants on sale?

I swear Kris and I never comes home empty handed whenever we go out for a ‘window’ plant shopping.

That sort of “must have that plant” feeling is real especially when it’s rare and on sale!

There was a time when Kris and I saw a small banana tree in Bunnings Warehouse. We were so surprised to see a banana tree in New Zealand! We didn’t think it was possible. We love the thought of owning a banana tree and got excited about the idea of growing it in our place but our trolley was full so we thought of coming back for it.

By the time we returned the following week they’ve already sold the last banana tree. If only we bought it the first time we saw it! I think our plant gang would have look amazing!

Since then, we never let any chance to pass by. We’ve bought and grown plants we really desired to have. Plants are such a joy to have in the house. They are a good investment and they bring in a lot of health benefits such as improving air quality by increasing oxygen supply and decreasing air pollution, reduce stress by making people calm and happier. They turn your place into a safe oasis where you can enjoy it together with your family and friends.

Our “plant gang”

Our plants are like our babies and we are proud to be ‘plant parents’. But just like having real kids I think we just have to save more for our “Plant Fund”.

How about you? What plant babies do you have?

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