Piper Parmatum


The incredibly rare Piper Parmatum has deeply ridged leaves with very prominent veins and delightful, fuzzy undersides. As the plant and its leaves mature, the foliage will darken, turning to an almost black colour. Although not much is known about this Piper variety at this time, with a growth pattern similar to that of the Peperomia Rosso, its leaves will be larger and spread a little wider.

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 best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

Even though this is more of a bushy variety, it can be trained to climb if some additional support is provided. It is important to keep your plant in a space that receives bright, indirect light with relative humidity and warmth, they won't be as forgiving in fluctuating temperatures and with inconsistent care. Steady environmental conditions are best!

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.

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