Peperomia caperata 'Quito'
'Quito' is a lesser-known (newer) Peperomia variety that has fall-colored leaves ranging from deep red to light yellow. A common nickname is the "ripple plant" due to the ruffled, crinkly leaves. A stunning and unusual plant that belongs in every collection.
Plant is representative of the one you will receive.
Potting mix: Well-draining grainy cactus/succulent mix. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years or when root bound.
Light: Bright indirect-some direct light. South or shielded West facing preferred.
Water: Water thoroughly when dry (1-2 inches of the soil is dry). Leaves will shrivel and brown when left unwatered for too long.
Temp: Warm (60F min night, 85F max day). Keep above 50F.
Humidity: 30-70%. Not picky, but will appreciate higher humidity.
Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, full strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied every two weeks during active growth. Decrease in Winter.