Peperomia Albovittata 'Rana Verde'
$7.48 incl. GST
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- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with Flowers/Fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY
- 22cm for Pot Size 21cm(Ø)
- 12cm for Pot Size 8cm(Ø)
- With lush green leaves and a small, compact body, Peperomia Rana Verde is a hybrid plant, bred by male and female Peperomia Albovittata cultivars, which is why it is often known by its full name “Peperomia Albovittata Rana Verde”.
- Even though it has a very unique structure, it is commonly confused with some other plant species, such as “Piccolo Banda”, “Obtipan” and even its parent plants.
- However, knowing some of its particular features may help you spot it in a botanical crowd.
- For example, Rana Verde has larger leaves than Banda and it has a more compact body and thinner leaves as compared to an Obtipan plant, which is upright and has thicker foliage, and its green upper surface of the leaves distinguishes it from both the parent plants which have slightly different colored leaves.
- They are best grown in a peat-based potting mixture.
- Because they have little root they will do well in small pots, half-pots, shallow pans, bowls, and hanging baskets.
- All pots should have a shallow layer of clay-pot fragments or other drainage material in the bottom to promote drainage.
- Apply standard liquid fertilizer once a month at half-strength from mid-spring to autumn only.
- Too much feeding will result in soft, untypical growth and eventually, the plant will collapse.
- The Peperomia needs low to medium, indirect light.
- It can tolerate partial shade and will even grow under fluorescent lights.
- Avoid direct sunlight as it can burn the leaves.
- Water the plant only when is clearly needed and then very sparingly.
- Allow the potting mixture to dry out almost completely between waterings.
- Too much water even for short periods will result in considerable leaf loss and may even bring on the complete collapse of the plants.
- The thick, fleshy leaves of these plants allow them to withstand short periods of drought.
- If at any time the leaves look unusually transparent, this probably indicates that the plant needs water.