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(aka Peperomia caperata )
I originate in tropical America, Brazil and Mexico
I am a compact plant with short stems covered by heart-shaped, deeply ridged, red leaves.
I'm great for pots, dish garden or terrarium, but make sure not to over water me as my leaves may wilt. I don't like deep shade or strong sunlight, so somewhere in between suits me best.
I produce unusual flower spikes that look like rats tails
Pick of discoloured leaves and pinch off dead flower stems
I am long lived, but you can prolong my life by taking leaf cuttings in the Spring
I like air around my roots so a well draining, sandy soil works best. I like humid conditions.
I thrive under indoor grow lights, making me a good choice for an office plant.
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