If you’re on the hunt for a new plant friend, look no further than Pep ‘Ginny’ – one of the most striking and unique plants you’ll ever come across!
Growing Pot Size: 10cm
- Boasts beautiful, variegated leaves with red-pink edges - a unique find!
- Also known as rainbow peperomia, peperomia tricolor, radiator plant, peperomia jelly.
- Easy care level.
- Great for beginners.
Growing pot size: 10cm
Key Benefits: Low Maintenance
Pep ‘Ginny’ is a pretty low-maintenance plant and is a great place to start if you’re a new plant owner. It doesn’t require much watering and will happily survive in most household conditions. It also makes a great gift, too!
Pep ‘Ginny’ - The Radiator Plant
The ‘Radiator Plant’ is another common name for the Peperomia ‘Ginny’. This is because Peperomias are known for their love of sunlight and warm conditions. However, the name can be misleading - you should avoid placing your Peperomia anywhere near a radiator as this can damage it and dry out the soil.
Where does it come from?
The Peperomia clusiifolia belongs to the Piperaceae family, indigenous to the tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America and the West Indies.
Plant Care Tips: Pep ‘Ginny’
Light: Prefers moderate to bright indirect light. Avoid exposing your plant to full sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.
Water: Let the soil dry out between waterings. You may need to water your Peperomia more frequently during the growing season (spring to summer). Reduce watering during the winter months.
Humidity: Pep ‘Ginny’ tends to do well in most household conditions, but benefits from increased humidity levels. You can increase humidity by using a humidifier or misting the foliage regularly.
Temperature: Enjoys temperatures of 18-24°C. Avoid temperatures below 10°C.
Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix to prevent your Peperomia from becoming waterlogged.
Fertilizer: Feed using a half-strength fertilizer during the growing season.
Propagation: The most popular method for propagation is through leaf cuttings or division.
Pets: The Peperomia clusiifolia is non-toxic and safe around pets and children.
Pep ‘Ginny’ - Common Issues and Questions
Why is my Peperomia wilting?
A wilting Peperomia is a sign of overwatering. Peperomia is very sensitive to overwatering and does not enjoy overly moist soil. Remember to only water your plant when the top few centimetres of soil are dry. You’ll also find that you don’t need to water your Peperomia as much during the winter months.
Why is my Peperomia losing leaves?
Try not to panic if your plant starts losing leaves. Your Peperomia may drop old leaves from the bottom in order to make way for new ones, which is completely normal. However, if you find that leaves are falling from other places on the plant, you should consider adjusting your plant’s environment and watering.
Common pests: Pep ‘Ginny’ is generally quite resistant to pests. However, it can sometimes attract the likes of mealybugs, scale, and fungal gnats. If you do spot these, treat them immediately with insecticidal soap.
*Decorative pots sold separately.