Monica | Peperomia | Beetle


Beetle Peperomia | Peperomia quadrangularis (angulata)


Have you ever seen a plant quite like Monica?!  A firm favourite in the house plant community for these beautiful stripey green leaves.  Although she starts small, Beetle Pereromias can grow pretty well and make a gorgeous cascading plant.


She's a pretty easy going plant who doesn't need too much care but gives you beautiful showy leaves as a result.  Her plastic growing pot is 10cm so she would fit great in a 12cm or 13cm pot.



All of the houseplants in my shop are named after an inspiring woman. This time, it's Monica Lennon, an MP for Scotland who bought the period poverty bill to Parliament, meaning Scotland will have world’s most comprehensive provision of free period products for schools.  Follow her journey @monicalennon7


Native to South America, Monica likes it relatively warm, with some sunlight but not prolonged direct sun as it can burn her beautiful leaves.


It's important to balance under/over watering with your peperomia, let the top part of her soil dry out before watering again but be sure she's not sat in water or with soggy roots. 


Peperomias actually quite like being pot bound so don't worry too much about repotting, too early.  


They're delicate plants and the leaves can break easily.  The good news if a few have come off is that you can propogate baby pepermomias from the leaves!


Good news!  Peperomias are widely considered to be non-toxic to pets.  Try to keep out of reach though, in case your fluffy friend takes a liking to her.


*Due to their delicate nature, you may find some bruised/brown leaves when your plant arrives.  Feel free to remove those if you want, there's plenty of baby leaves on the way to fill the gaps!*


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