How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla

Written by Maggie

Dec 01 2021

How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla

Peperomia Tetraphylla prefers loose, fertile and well-drained moist soil, and uses cuttage and plant division method for propagation. In the greenhouse with temperature control equipment, it can be carried out throughout the year. Here are details of how to propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla.

How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla

Necessary Materials

  • A healthy peperomia tetraphylla plant
  • A clean and sharp knife
  • Breathable soil with rich humus and good drainage
  • A plant pot
  • A transparent plastic bag or empty soda bottle
  • Rooting powder

The Best Time for Propagation

How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla
The best time for pepper propagation is carried out at the end of spring and the beginning of summer. At this time, plants grow vigorously and can take root faster.

How to Choose the Right Root Mix For Propagation

Before Peperomia Tetraphylla propagation, we can choose branches with good growth at the top, and have leaves to promote rooting. We can cut strong branches with a length of 20cm from the mother plant, keep 3-4 leaves, disinfect and dry them. It should be inserted obliquely into the matrix with a depth of half. Keep a humid environment and a temperature of 20-25 degrees, and roots and adventitious buds will grow in about half a month.

Propagating Peperomia Tetraphylla Cuttings

How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla

(1) In April-May is appropriate. If in the greenhouse with temperature control equipment, it can be carried out throughout the year.

(2) Cutting substrate: it is the nutrient soil or river sand, clay carbon soil and other materials used for cutting. It is difficult to get the ideal cutting substrate under the condition of family cutting, so it is suggested to use the prepared and sterilized cutting substrate. Medium and coarse river sand is fine, but flush with water several times before use. Do not use river sand from sea sand and saline-alkali areas. They are not suitable for the growth of flower plants.

(3) Select a strong top branch with a length of about 5cm as a cutting, and keep 1-2 leaves on the upper part. After the cut is dried, insert it into a wet sand bed. Alternatively, you can use a knife to cut a blade with a petiole. After a little drying, you can put it into a sand bed at an Angle and root it for 10-15 days.

Peperomia Tetraphylla
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Propagating Peperomia Tetraphylla by Division

(1) Division propagation is mainly used for propagation of color-leaf varieties.

(2) Basin soil can be made by adding part of perlite or sand, leaf mould, peat soil and appropriate amounts of basal fertilizer.

(3) Top dressing should be applied once every half a month during the growing period. It is better to use water that has been put in the cistern for 1-2 days. Limit watering in winter.

How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla

(4) The temperature change directly affects the color of the leaves. The appropriate temperature of the colored leaves in winter is 18-20℃; The green leaves were about 15℃.

(5) Peperomia Tetraphylla is afraid of hot summer, so it can be put under the shade of cooling water, but we should pay attention that too hot and wet will cause the stems and leaves to become black rot.

(6) Set the place with sufficient light in winter. Avoid direct sunlight in summer. Change pots every 2 to 3 years.

How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla

Propagating Peperomia Tetraphylla in Water

  • Prepare the proper materials

We can prepare a cultivated Peperomia Tetraphylla, glass bottles, wide mouth bottles, glass beakers and other containers, clean water (if it is tap water, it is best to precipitate it for a day), small stones such as ceramsite, pebble and perlite, nutrient solution, etc.

  • Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla in water

We can gently take the prepared Peperomia Tetraphylla out of the soil, carefully wash the soil on the roots with clean water, and dispose of the rotten roots, dead roots and blackened roots on the roots. Then we can present the prepared container with clean water that should have been prepared for a long time. We can put Peperomia Tetraphylla in. The small stones such as ceramsite, pebble and perlite can fix the root system of Peperomia Tetraphylla.

How to Propagate Peperomia Tetraphylla

  • Water and fertilizer management

At ordinary times, it is suitable to add nutrition to Peperomia Tetraphylla with leaf observation nutrient solution. In spring and summer, add foliage plant nutrient solution every half a month. Peperomia Tetraphylla does not have high requirements for fertilizer. It needs to be diluted 5-10 times before use, and then added appropriately according to the size of hydroponic container. In addition, if you are not sure whether you put too much, you can look at the leaves of Peperomia Tetraphylla. When there is too much nutrition, the leaf color of Peperomia Tetraphylla will turn green.

  • Water quality

Once we find that there is moss in the water for breeding Peperomia Tetraphylla, we should clean it up in time. When changing the water for Peperomia Tetraphylla, we should also remember to clear the container to avoid the emergence of moss. Because moss and Peperomia Tetraphylla's roots will rob oxygen, and even cause Peperomia Tetraphylla root rot.

  • Temperature

The suitable temperature for the growth of Peperomia Tetraphylla is from April to September: 16 ℃ ~ 24 ℃; September to April of the next year: 13 ℃ ~ 18 ℃. The minimum temperature in winter is above 10 ℃. Room temperature above 30 ℃ or below 10 ℃ is unfavorable to the growth of Peperomia Tetraphylla.

  • Illumination

We should put Peperomia Tetraphylla in a semi-cloudy environment to grow healthily. In summer, we must not expose it to the hot sun. But you can't put Peperomia Tetraphylla in a very dark hiding place, which will tarnish the leaves of Peperomia Tetraphylla.
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