Propagating your ... Peperomia!!!

There are over 1000 species of plants in the Peperomia family Piperaceae, ranging from large through to quite small. Mostly seen as an inside plant, here’s a spectacular Peperomia growing outside in Winter in a planter box in Northern NSW!

Peperomias are relatively low maintenance - they like to be kept in bright, indirect light and should be watered infrequently once the top few centimetres of soil has dried out. Fertilize monthly through the growing season and keep tightly potted in a well draining potting soil. 

They’re easy to propagate too - pick off a mature leaf and put in a narrow neck bottle of water - le voila! In a month or two you should have long roots and the start of a new plant emerging. Pro tip - some popular Peperomias are protected by PBR or Plant Breeding Rights - the Watermelon Peperomia is one of these. This means you can only propagate it for your own personal use and are not able to sell it.

Get your own Peperomia here!!!

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