- Adaptable Houseplant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 18 Inches
- Pet Safe
An easy-going and pet-friendly plant, the Parallel Peperomia (Peperomia puteolata) is an excellent plant for the plant enthusiast and new plant parent alike. Like other Peperomia, the Parallel Peperomia is a semi-succulent, able to handle periods of drought better than many traditional houseplants. The small, pointed leaves of this plant are thick and dark green with sage-colored veins, looking much like the rind of a watermelon, whorled around a sturdy garnet-colored vine.
Best Locations For Growing Parallel Peperomia
Thriving in bright indirect light, the Parallel Peperomia does well on a windowsill or within a bright room. This plant does well as a hanging plant as well as in a planter. Place this plant in a living room or kitchen window, or hang it in a bright bedroom. Because it is drought tolerant, this Peperomia can also be placed on a shelf or other hard-to-reach spot without the worry of having to check it daily. As a non-toxic plant, Peperomia can be placed in homes with children and pets.
Parallel Peperomia Sunlight Requirements
Like most Peperomias, the Parallel Peperomia will grow best in bright indirect light, able to handle some direct sunlight. Place this plant in a north- or east-facing window, or slightly away from a west- or south-facing window, protected from intense afternoon sunlight. Without proper light, Peperomias tend to stretch, losing their color and compact growth habit. In too bright of light, their leaves can burn.
Parallel Peperomia Care
As semi-succulents, Peperomias do best in smaller pots, not needing to be repotted for a few years at a time. Because they are easier to overwater than underwater, excess soil around their roots can lead to root issues. When repotting is necessary, choose a pot with drainage holes that is only slightly larger than the previous pot. Repot using a well-draining soil like a cactus and succulent mix.
Watering Parallel Peperomia
Allow the soil to dry almost completely before watering deeply, until water is coming out the bottom of the pot. Dry soil may need to be watered a couple times before it retains moisture. Make sure the Parallel Peperomia is never sitting in water. The frequency of watering will depend on lighting and temperature, so be sure to always feel the soil prior to watering.
Feeding Parallel Peperomia
Peperomias benefit from regular fertilizing when they are growing the most in the spring and summer. Mix a liquid houseplant fertilizer into your watering routine at least once a month during this time. Be sure to always follow fertilizer dilution instructions to avoid damaging the plant’s roots. Over-fertilizing can do more damage than not fertilizing at all. There is no need to fertilize in the winter when houseplants go mostly dormant.
Parallel Peperomia Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 11-18 inches|
|Mature Spread: 2.5-3 feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Shade/Description: White|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Variegated with Alternating Stripes Of Dark and Light Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Above Average to High (60% - 100%)|
|Common Name: Parallel Peperomia|
|Other Name(s): Parallel|
|Scientific Name: Peperomia tetragona or Peperomia puteolata|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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