Peperomia puteolata (Parallel Peperomia) profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 25 2021

Peperomia puteolata (Parallel Peperomia) profile

The scientific name of Parallel Peperomia is Peperomia puteolata. Parallel Peperomia needs the soil with strong drainage, can use garden soil and other coarse sand, but also ensures that the soil is dry. In the spring and autumn growing season can be carried out in full light, the rest of the time in a well-lit place is good. Apply thin fertilizer once every 1-2 months. Parallel Peperomia can be propagated by stem or leaf cuttings.

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Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia growing environment

Parallel Peperomia likes warm and humid semi-shade environments. parallel peperomia is slightly drought tolerant, not cold tolerant, and avoids dampness. The air humidity requirement is not very high, and can grow normally in dry rooms. Growth suitable temperature of 20 ~ 30 degrees Celsius, under this condition to keep the basin soil moist without water, pay attention to watering rather less than more, so as not to cause root rot due to long-term water in the soil.

How to grow and care for Parallel Peperomia


Parallel Peperomia is a relatively drought-tolerant plant, can not allow too much water in the soil, the soil needs to be strong drainage. Perlite or cinder can be added using Garden soil or peat soil.


Too much water is not suitable for parallel peperomia growth, so water rather dry rather than wet, keeps the soil dry.


Just keep parallel peperomia in a sunny place. Spring and autumn for full light maintenance, summer can be appropriate shade.In winter, indoor maintenance is needed, while keeping adequate light.


Paying attention to thin fertilizer application is good, 1-2 months to apply a thin fertilizer.

Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia propagation methods

Parallel Peperomia propagation can be carried out by shoot insertion or leaf insertion. The steps of branch insertion are simple and the survival rate is high. After cutting off the branches, insert them into the medium and place them in a damp and cool place for about half a month to take root. Leaf inserts need to cut the leaves after drying, inserted into the pot oblique waiting for root.

Prevention and control of diseases and pests of Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia does not have any pests or diseases, but it's humid and poorly ventilated environment can lead to scale insects. Soil long-term water, water too cold, will cause root rot. Attention should be paid to improving the cultivation environment for prevention.

The main value of Parallel Peperomia

Parallel Peperomia veins are shaped like a string moon, so it is also known as "string moon pepper grass" or "string moon bean petal green". Parallel Peperomia is a small leaf-watching plant recently introduced. Parallel Peperomia is small and delicate, with white and green leaves in sharp contrast, giving people a refreshing and pleasant feeling. Parallel Peperomia can be used as medium or small potted plants, displayed on desk, desk, several shelves, window sill, etc. Also countable plant height strewn at random in a pot, with stone, made of small bonsai, ornamental value is higher.

Parallel Peperomia