Peperomia Puteolata, aka Parallel Peperomia, is another stunning member of the Piperaceae family that can be added to your collection. With stiff, burgundy stems and ridged, cardboard-like leaves that have prominent veins of dark green and pale green, this Peperomia will eventually trail slightly, creating a beautiful display. Like the others, the Parallel Peperomia is non-toxic, making it safe to keep around your furry friends.
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 do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size 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.
They are pet-friendly! So you can feel safe having them around your furry friends. Make sure to keep care fairly consistent, as they don't like too much or too little, light or water. To have the best growth habit, keep your plant in a location where its foliage can "see" a lot of the sky and minimal direct sunlight (morning or late afternoon sunlight would be just fine) and then water fully when the soil is mostly dry
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.