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Peperomia 'Cupid'

Peperomia 'Cupid'

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The Peperomia 'Cupid' is a charming cultivar of the Peperomia genus, celebrated for its attractive foliage and trailing habit, making it an ideal choice for hanging baskets or as a tabletop plant where its vines can gracefully spill over the edges. Peperomia plants are known for their diverse and ornamental leaves, and the 'Cupid' variety stands out with its heart-shaped, light green leaves that often have a slight pink or red edge, hinting at the name "Cupid." Like other Peperomias, it's a low-maintenance plant that's well-suited for indoor environments.

🌿 Botanical Name: Peperomia spp. 'Cupid'

💧 Care Level: Easy. Peperomia 'Cupid' is suitable for beginners due to its straightforward care requirements.

📏 Size: Typically grows to about 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) in length, with a trailing or spreading habit.

☀️ Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. A spot near a window with a sheer curtain is often ideal.

💧 Water: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Peperomia 'Cupid' does not like to be overwatered, as it can lead to root rot. It's better to err on the side of underwatering with this plant.

💦 Humidity: Average room humidity is sufficient for this plant, although it can benefit from slightly higher humidity levels. However, it is quite adaptable and does not require any special humidity adjustments.

🌡️ Temperature: Thrives in average room temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts and extreme temperature changes.

🌱 Soil: Prefers well-draining potting soil. A mix designed for succulents or cacti, which typically includes perlite or sand, is a good choice as it ensures adequate drainage.

🌱 Fertilizing: Fertilize lightly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. Over-fertilizing can harm the plant, so it's best to fertilize sparingly.

🔄 Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary for health but can be done to shape the plant or encourage fuller growth. Trimming back leggy stems can help maintain a bushier appearance.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Peperomia 'Cupid' is relatively pest-resistant but keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites and mealybugs. Good cultural practices typically keep pests and diseases at bay.

Propagation: Easily propagated from leaf cuttings or stem cuttings. To propagate, cut a stem or leaf and plant it in moist potting soil. Keep the soil lightly moist and provide bright, indirect light until the cuttings take root.

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