Piper Crocatum Variegated

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 22cm

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Piper crocatum is a climbing or trailing vine that is prized for its colorful leaves that makes it an exotic indoor plant.
  • Piper crocatum has slender stems bearing pointed, heart-shaped leaves up to 13cm (5 inches) long and 10cm (4 inches) wide.
  • The leaves have reddish, 2cm (0.8 inches) long leaf-stalks, which are attached not at the end of the leaf, but slightly toward the middle.
  • The leaf surface is puckered.
  • The upper surface is olive green heavily spotted with pinkish silver markings.
  • The pink tinge is almost pronounced wherever a marking occurs near the main veins.
  • Leaves undersides are unmarked deep maroon.
  • The plant does not normally produce flowers when is grown indoors.
  • Piper crocatum is a rare species that is seldom commercially available and it is sought-out by many plant collectors.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Use rich potting soil with good drainage.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Feed plants every two weeks with standard liquid fertiliser.
  • It does not have a distinct rest period, but they grow less actively in winter.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Grow these plants in direct filtered sunlight (a translucent blind or curtain is a useful filter).
  • An east or west window is the best place for growing this plant.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Keep soil moist at all times, but allowing the top couple of centimetres (0.8inch) of the potting mixture to dry out before watering again.
  • Mist foliage frequently.

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