Peperomia polybotrya | Raindrop

Perfect for: A compact growth habit. Ideal for smaller spaces. Peperomia polybotrya has tear-droped shaped glossy, thick leaves.

Did you know?: Like other rainforest plants, Peperomia polybotrya's leaves are pointed. These 'drip tips' allow rain to run off the tips keeping the leaves dry and free of mould.

Natural habitat: From Peru, Equador and Columbia.

Light: Place near the window for optimum growth, but avoid hot south facing exposures.

Humidity: Normal household humidity is adequate.

Water: The succulent-like leaves of Peperomia polybotrya retain water so your plant only needs water when the soil is almost dry. The leaves can give you a clue to the frequency of watering. They will feel softer and a slightly dehydrated when the plant is thirsty.

Soil: Naturally an epiphyte, Peperomia polybotrya prefers a free-draining potting medium.

Temp: Above 15ºC

Propagating: Propagate through stem cuttings in water or soil. Leaf cuttings into soil are also very successful.

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