Scientific Name: Peperomia Magnoliifolia
Native: Tropical and sub-tropical South America and Africa
Depite variations, most of this species has thick, stout stems and fleshy leaves. Its flowers are typically yellow to brown conical spikes. Compact, container-friendly, bonsai-suitable and ideal for small indoors spaces and tabletops, they grow to a maximum height of 12 inches. Some grow erect and some have threadlike, trailing stems. The fruit is a berry that eventually dries out and shows a pepper-like seed. Leaves vary according to the cultivar. This Magnoliifolia cultivar has beautiful, glossy, bright-green leaves with a concavity, which has earned the name "Spoonleaf". It is often confused for Peperomia Jade which has larger, pointed and darker leaves.
*Highly rated as an airpurifier when placed indoors.
**Sold in a small polybag/4" plastic container
***All our plants are organically grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.
Peperomia Spoonleaf Green
GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container or grow in-ground to increase root and foliage growth. Grow separately as this plant is quite demanding of soil/water resources. Trim off old, drying leaves from time to time and add this as shredded foliage around your plant to increase humus and soil health.
LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with exposure to indirect sunlight/ambient light for at least six hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in semi-shade as exposure to strong direct sunlight will burn the leaves of this plant.
WATERING: Alternate days in summer and twice a week rest of the year. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.
FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Foliage Plant Potting Mix or one similar to it.