Houseplant – Peperomia ‘Hope’ is a wonderful houseplant with compact dimensions. This perennial epiphyte is the most suitable hanging basket, thanks to its evergreen foliage, and trailing stems. A cross between Peperomia quadrifolia and Peperomia deppeana, this sweet and compact houseplant is a must-have!
Tips to Care and Growing Peperomia Hope
Here’s a detailed guide on Tips to Care and Growing Peperomia Hope that will help you to grow this beautiful trailing plant with ease!
Propagating Peperomia Hope
Peperomia Hope is quite easy to propagate by cuttings. Here step by step guide you can follow easily:
- First cut a 4-6 inches long from a healthy plant.
- Take off the lower leaves, dip the end in for the root to grow.
- Plant it in a pot filled with a seed starting mix. Place the pot/container at a spot that gets bright but not get direct light.
- The cutting will develop new growth in 5-8 weeks.
You also can plant Peperomia Hope from it leaf by cuttings. Lay down the leaf on a well-draining potting mix, so that the end is covered in the growing medium. Water well, and place the pot where it gets indirect light.
Make sure that you wait the leaf to heal for 24 hours after snipping it off the plant, before putting it on the soil.
Best Container for Peperomia Hope
As it is a compact plant, avoid using too large containers. A 6-8 inches container will be a good starting point. Make sure the pot has a drainage hole at the bottom.
Requirements for Growing Peperomia Hope
The best way to make your Peperomia Hope grow up to be the healthiest is to place them in a spot that receives enough indirect light. You need to make sure they doesnt get the harsh, afternoon sun.
The best to place for Peperomia Hope grow on an east-facing window where the plant can bask in the morning sun for 3-4 hours.
Avoid using typical garden soil for the plant. It does best in a well-draining mix. Add 2 parts of peat moss, 1 part perlite, or coarse sand to make the best potting soil for the plant.
The right way to water your Peperomia ‘Hope’ is to only give it a good shower when the soil gets partly dry. Check the top 2-4 inches of the soil with your fingers—if it feels dry, water it till it seeps out of the drainage hole of the pot.
Placing a pebble and water tray under the container will be a great idea. Because, Peperomia ‘Hope’ grows best in the humidity around 50-60 percent.
Peperomia ‘Hope’ grow in a temperature range of 65-85°F or 18-29°C. Make sure the plant didnt get sudden temperature changes. And if you live in a cold area, do not keep the plant outside.
Peperomia Hope Care
If you want the best growth of Peperomia ‘Hope’t, you need to understand the fact that it is a light feeder. Avoid excessive fertilization as it will only hurt its growth.
During spring and summer fertilize Peperomia ‘Hope’ every 5-6 weeks, and every 2 to 3 months when fall and winter. Make sure you using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer like 20-20-20.
You can transfer Peperomia ‘Hope’ after two or three years to 1 or 2 sizes bigger pot during spring. The plant enjoys being root-bound, so don’t worry too much about re-potting.
Pests and Diseases
Keep an eye on whitefly, spider mite, and mealybug infestation. You can handpick them or use insecticidal soap.
Also, providing proper ventilation helps in combating diseases and pest problems.