Want to grow a colorful plant with shiny foliage? Here are all the details you need to know on How to Grow and Care for Peperomia Rosso!
Peperomias are one of the easiest to grow and care for indoor plants. If you are looking for a compact houseplant then here’s everything on How to Grow and Care for Peperomia Rosso!
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Also known as the radiator plant, Peperomia Rosso is a small perennial plant with a compact size. The plant features pointy, green leaves with red veins and a red underside. This is among the most sought-after houseplant that is easy to move, low-maintenance, and resilient in nature.
How to Propogate Peperomia Rosso?
You can propagate it using stem cutting or leaves both.
- Snip off 5-6 inches long cutting from a mature and disease-free plant.
- Remove the lower leaves keeping the upper ones intact.
- Dip the cutting into a rooting hormone and plant it in a pot with a potting mix.
- Mist the soil and place the pot in bright but indirect sunlight.
- The new shoots will emerge in 2-4 weeks.
- To propagate the plant from the leaf, snip off the leaf with some stem attached with it. Make an oblique cut.
- Put some rooting hormone on the leaves’ end cut and plant it in a pot, but do not bury it deep into the soil.
- Mist it lightly, and keep it in indirect sunlight.
A Tip: To save time, buy a well-grown plant from a nursery.
Best Container Size for Peperomia Rosso
The plant is compact in size and barely grows up to 8-10 inches tall. You can use a 5-6 inches pot. Do make sure that it has a drainage hole at the bottom.
Growing Requirements for Peperomia Rosso
Radiator plants respond well to bright, indirect sunlight. Give it some morning sunlight with afternoon shade. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it will burn the foliage.
Give the plant a generous amount of water when the topsoil feels dry to touch. Always let the soil dry completely before the next watering session. Avoid overwatering the plant, else it may catch fungal issues.
Radiator plant requires loose and well-draining soil for healthy growth. You can also use a potting mix specially designed for succulents and cactus.
Peperomia plant grows well in warmer Indian climates and does best in the temperature range of 60-77°F (16-25 C).
Taking Care of Peperomia Rosso
Use a balanced fertilizer diluted to half of its strength, twice a month during the growing phase. You can also use banana peels or cow dung manure once a month for boosting growth.
Though this plant does not require much pruning, you can prune it lightly to stimulate new and bushier growth. Besides, it’s advisable to periodically snip off any yellowing and diseased parts.
Pests and Diseases
Avoid overwatering the plant to save it from most of the potential diseases.