Peperomia 'Ginny' Peperomia clusiifolia 'Ginny', 6"Brand - PlantX US
A colourful twist on the household classic ‘Pepperface’ the peperomia Ginny is extra playful.
Key Information and Plant Overview
- Other Common Names: Peperomia Ginny
- Binomial Name: Peperomia clusiifolia
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Bright to medium light with no direct sun
- Water: Water when the top 2” of the soil is dry
- Pet Friendly: Yes
A colourful twist on the household classic ‘Pepperface” the peperomia Ginny is extra playful. The leaves have a pinched tip making them more spade-shaped. Similar to the Pepperface, the leaves are marbled with cream and green patterns with the addition of a blush pink edge. This plant gives a subtle pop of color to your home.
PlantX Top Tip: Looks great trailing down a bookshelf!
How to Care for Pep ‘Ginny’
- Light: Prefers bright, indirect light with no direct sunlight! Higher levels of light may intensify the pink hue.
- Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
- Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
- Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F to 75°F)
- Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
- Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
- Propagation: Leaf cuttings and division. Best done in early spring and summer.
- Repotting: Peperomia enjoys being root bound so repotting every 12-18 is not necessary.
- Cleaning Tip: Taking care to look over your plant and remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated on the leaves.
- Toxicity: Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Pep ‘Ginny’ - Common Problems
My plant’s leaves are dull and fading: Peperomias cannot tolerate direct sunlight. Move away from the sun.
Why are my plant stems really long and stretched out: This usually happens when the plant is not getting enough bright to medium light.
The middle of my plant is rotting and dying off: Don’t water directly into the center of the plant, try to water along the edge of the pot. Too much water at the crown of the plant will cause rot.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown.
Common Pests: Resistant to most pests and diseases - check for the occasional problem and use the proper control methods. A great plant to add to your collection!
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should you water Peperomia obtusifolia?
Water Peperomia obtusifolia when the top 2” of the soil is dry. The P. obtusifolia is similar to a succulent as it holds water in its stem and leaves. If you notice your plant stems becoming soft and mushy, reduce watering.