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Peperomia caperata 'Quito'

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'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.

 

PLANT INFO:

Registered name: Peperomia caperata 'Quito' 

Parent lineage: Peperomia caperata 

Origin: Brazil rainforest

Type: Epiphytic, Tropical succulent

Plant height: Trails to any length

Bloom info: Long thin spikes

Fragrant: No

Toxic: No


CARE INFO:

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.