Peperomia caperata 'Abricos'

Peperomia caperata 'Abricos'

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  • Foliage: The most striking feature of this plant is its almost blackish-brown leaves. These heart-shaped leaves have stunning powdery, pastel-pink margins, creating a beautiful contrast.
  • Branchlets: The leaves grow snugly on short, slender reddish-brown branchlets, giving the plant a compact and bushy appearance.
  • Size: Peperomia caperata ‘Abricos’ is a modest-sized plant, reaching a height of up to 12 in.

Care Guide:

  1. Light:

    • Indirect Light: Place your ‘Abricos’ in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
    • Ideal locations include near east or west-facing windows.
  2. Temperature:

    • Warmth: Maintain a warm environment. ‘Abricos’ thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C).
    • Protect it from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.
  3. Watering:

    • Moderate Moisture: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering. Water thoroughly when needed.
    • Avoid Overwatering: Peperomias are susceptible to root rot, so ensure proper drainage.
    • Water Less in Winter: Reduce watering during the dormant season (winter).
  4. Humidity:

    • Moderate Humidity: Maintain moderate humidity levels. You can use a humidity tray or mist the leaves occasionally.
    • Avoid Dry Air: Dry air can lead to crispy leaf edges.
  5. Soil:

    • Well-Draining Mix: Use a well-draining potting mix with good aeration.
    • A mix of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well.
  6. Fertilization:

    • Monthly Feeding: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring to summer).
    • Dilute the Fertilizer: Dilute the fertilizer to half strength to avoid overfeeding.