Silver Ripple Peperomia
I'm Silver Ripple Peperomia, a favorite amongst plant enthusiasts. I am a succulent-like plant and I make a wonderful houseplant if I do say so myself. I do not require much care and I grow faster than some of my other peperomia siblings. I get along well with most plant parents and their pets. My silverly, heart-shaped leaves are perfect for a table top accent and purifying the air in your home.
Difficulty Level: low maintenance and easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: water when the soil dries
Plant Traits: air purifying, easy indoor plant, pet friendly
The Silver Ripple Peperomia is one of many peperomias that make great houseplants, commonly used for table top decor for your home or office. This plant has wrinkled and heart-shaped leaves that are a medium green shade with silvery accents. It is one of the faster growing species in its plant family. This plant is great at cleaning the air in your home as it reduces the level of formaldehyde indoors. It is also pet-friendly and does not require much maintenance. It is a fragile plant so a few leaves may fall off during transit, but dip them in rooting hormone and you can grow a second plant.
Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata ‘Silver Ripple’
Nicknames: Silver Ripple Peperomia, Silver Ripple Pepper, Emerald Ripper
Plant Type: Low growing plant
Native To: Brazil
Mature Size: 6 to 8 inches
Leaf Color: Silvery green
Leaf Shape: Heart-shaped
Growing Season: Summer
Favorite Rooms: Bedroom, office, dorm, kitchen
Health Benefits: The leaves clean and purify your air
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Plant Height: about 6" tall (including pot)
Healthy & happy plant in premium soil
Plant that is 6" tall (including pot)
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BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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Enjoys bright, indirect light but shield away from any direct sun as this may burn the leaves. Can also be grown under fluorescent light, making this plant appropriate for the office.
Water about every 7-14 days, allowing the soil to dry out before watering again. Do not overwater, better to water less when starting than more. Water less frequently in winter as the thick leaves store water. Keep the leaves dry when watering.
Ideal temperature is 65°F-75°F and prefers a warmer climate. Does not like temperatures below 50°F. This plant does not require humidity and standard household humidity is fine.
Controlled growth that does not reach more than 8" tall. Fertilize every 2-3 weeks during the summer with a diluted liquid fertilizer, none from autumn to spring.
Do not repot frequently, root bound and shallow pots are best. Repot when the roots are overgrown using a rich, well-draining soil. Size up your pot 1" at a time.
This peperomia can be propagated through division or leaf cuttings in spring. For division, gently remove the plant pup from the pot and plant into moist soil. For leaf cuttings, remove a small piece of leaf, dip in rooting hormone, and plant into moist soil. Cover with a plastic bag to create a humid environment and give bright, direct light.
Non-toxic and safe to keep around pets.