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Peperomia puteolata (Parallel Peperomia) plant care

Written by Maggie

Feb 25 2021

Peperomia puteolata (Parallel Peperomia) plant care

When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia, Parallel Peperomia needs loose and fertile soil. A basin soil can be made from leaf rot and coarse sand, and a small amount of horse manure can be added as a base fertilizer. We need to put it in a bright place at ordinary times, to avoid getting direct radiation light, summer needs appropriate shading. When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia, watering should be frequent, keep the soil moist, but can't have water. Also fertilize it during the growing season, every two to three weeks.

Temperature care for growing Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia likes warm growing conditions, and it will grow better only if it is at the right temperature. Parallel Peperomia's favorite temperature is between 20 and 25 ° C. Maintaining such an environment, its leaves stretch thick green, branches stand and stretch, the whole can have a kind of vigorous and upward feeling. parallel peperomia is not resistant to high temperature and cold. When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia in summer, the ambient temperature is too high, so we need to give it proper shading treatment. Avoid too high temperature and leaves drooping. When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia in autumn and winter, we should pay attention to heat preservation, when necessary, indoor maintenance as well. When the temperature is below 5℃, it will stop growing. When the temperature is too low, the leaves will curl and droop. When it is serious, it will wither and die. Therefore, the climate gradually cools to pay attention to heat preservation.

Soil care for growing Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia likes loose and fertile soil. If the soil is too sticky and has poor drainage ability, it will affect the respiration and growth of roots. When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia, it is usual to use leaf rot with coarse sand to make basin soil, or peat with perlite, either way to add a small amount of horse manure as a base fertilizer to provide nutrients for plant development.

Light care for growing Parallel Peperomia 

Parallel Peperomia is suitable for growing in a semi-shade environment. When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia, it needs a certain amount of scattered light, but should not be exposed to the sun, otherwise it will burn its leaves and affect the development of the plant. Usually put it in a bright indoor place, summer can be appropriate shade, winter is to let it for a long time by the light, so to improve the ambient temperature is also very helpful.

care for Parallel Peperomia

Water care for growing Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia grows better in wet places and has a certain drought resistance, so water frequently, but not too much. When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia, keep the soil moist and do not have standing water. If the water is poured too much, it is easy to lead to root rot, the need to discharge excess water, and appropriate soil loose, do a good job of ventilation.

Fertilizer care for growing Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia needs fertilizer during the growing season. Fertilizer is usually applied every two to three weeks. The fertilizer is usually thin liquid or compound fertilizer, which should not contain too much nitrogen as it will cause the veins on its leaves to fade and reduce its ornamental value. When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia in winter, stop fertilizer in time, if the temperature is appropriate, can be appropriate topdressing.

Pruning care for growing Parallel Peperomia

When we grow and care for Parallel Peperomia, parallel Peperomia should be pruned, with yellowing leaves cut off and horizontal branches trimmed to make it look more beautiful. Still we can pick the heart appropriately additionally, promote the formation of branches.

care for Parallel Peperomia