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Peperomia Rosso (Radiator Plant)

A tropical semi-succulent and compact plant that grows well in terrariums. Dark emerald green leaves can often change to bright red colour.

Peperomia Rosso, Rosso, Radiator Plant

Type: Succulent, Tropical | Size: Compact

A tropical semi-succulent and compact plant that grows well in terrariums. Dark emerald green leaves can often change to bright red colour. A compact plant growing up to 8 inches.

Plant Family: Piperaceae

Common Names: The common names for Peperomia Rosso are Radiator Plant and Rosso.

Origin: Peperomia Rosso is native to tropical regions of South America.

Flowering: Peperomia Rosso plants do flower, and their flowers are typically a bright red colour.

Height and Growth: Peperomia Rosso plants can grow up to 8 inches in height and have a growth rate of about 2-3 inches per month.

Temperature: Peperomia Rosso plants prefer warm temperatures and should be kept in a terrarium with a temperature range of 21-24 degrees Celsius (70-75 degrees Fahrenheit).

Humidity: Peperomia Rosso plants prefer a humid environment and should be kept in a terrarium with a humidity level of 70-80%.

Growing Medium: Peperomia Rosso plants prefer a soil that is well-draining and sandy. A good growing medium for Peperomia Rosso in a terrarium is a mix of 50% potting soil and 50% perlite.

Soil pH: Peperomia plants prefer a soil pH of about 6.0-7.0. A good way to test the pH of your soil is to use a pH meter or test strips.

Lighting Requirements: Peperomia Rosso plants need bright, indirect light to thrive. In a terrarium setting, this can be achieved by placing the plant near a window where it will receive indirect sunlight. Peperomia Rosso plants can also tolerate low-light conditions, but they will grow slower in these conditions.

Watering Requirements: Peperomia Rosso plants prefer to be kept moist, but not soggy. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. When watering, be sure to soak the soil and not just mist the leaves. Peperomia Rosso plants are susceptible to root rot, so it is important to make sure the soil is well-draining.

Propagation: To propagate Peperomia Rosso, take a stem cutting that includes at least 2 leaves and place it in a well-draining soil mix. Water the cutting and place it in a warm, humid location with indirect light. The cutting should root within 2-3 weeks.

Common Problems: Some common problems one might face when growing Peperomia Rosso in a terrarium include root rot, yellowing leaves, and slow growth. Root rot can occur if the plant is kept in too much water or if the soil is not well-draining. Yellowing leaves can be a sign of too much direct sunlight or a lack of nutrients. Slow growth can be a sign of too little light or a lack of nutrients.

Pests and Diseases: Peperomia Rosso plants are generally resistant to pests and diseases, but they can be susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and root rot.

Where to Buy: Peperomia Rosso can be purchased online or at a local garden nursery. When looking online, there are three great places to search: Amazon, Etsy, and eBay. All three websites offer a wide variety of plants for sale. You can also find Peperomia Rosso at your local garden nursery. Check the nursery’s website or call ahead to see if they have Peperomia Rosso in stock.

Where to buy Peperomia Rosso:

Peperomia Rosso on Amazon >

Peperomia Rosso on Ebay AU >

Peperomia Rosso on eBay US >

Peperomia Rosso on Etsy > 

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