Scarlett | Peperomia | Red Ripple

£16.00Price

Peperomia | Peperomia caperata | Red Ripple

 

Have you ever seen a plant quite like Scarlett?!  A firm favourite in the house plant community for these beautiful leathery leaves of the most beautiful burgundy red.

 

 

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 Scarlett Curtis, a period poverty campaigner who co-founded The Pink Protest movement online, campaigning for free menstrual products in schools.  Find her on Insta at @scarcurtis to get behind her work!

Native to South America, Scarlett 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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