Peperomia Double Duty
Peperomia Verticillata 'Double Duty', aka Red Log Peperomia, has dark green leaves featuring subtle veining and contrasting bright red undersides, hence its common name. This variety is relatively easy to take care of and doesn’t grow too big, staying in a more compact, shrub-like shape. They are also generally safe to keep around our furry friends, although we always advise against letting your pets munch on your plants too much.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
If your Peperomia starts to get "leggy" as it grows, where the growth is stretched out and the leaves are not very dense, consider pruning it back to encourage more growth points, and place it in a brighter spot than it was before! Consider moving your plant to a location that receives brighter light if the colouring starts to fade.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.