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Just like a peacock, this plant flaunts its many different colours, textures, and uniqueness!
Other Common Names: Ivy Leaf Peperomia, Piccolo Banda
Binomial Name: Peperomia albovittata ‘Piccolo Banda’
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
Just like a peacock, this plant flaunts its many different colours, textures, and uniqueness! The leaves are green, purple, and almost black and sit upon bright red stems. The veins are dark green, almost black and are indented causing a ripple effect. Similar to all peperomias, this plant can handle periods of drought as it preserves water in its stems and leaves.
PlantX Top Tip: Low light will cause this plant to stretch and become lanky looking.
Is peperomia a good indoor plant?
We believe so! It is easy to care for, pet-friendly, and adds a beautiful pop of colour to your indoor jungle. Remember to place your peperomia in a bright to medium light location with no direct sun.
How to Care for Peperomia ‘Peacock’?
Light: Prefers bright to medium light with no direct sun
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: Wipe the leaves with a microfibre cloth to remove dust and debris.
Toxicity: Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Peperomia ‘Peacock’ - Common Problems
My plant’s leaves are dull and fading: Peperomia Ruby Ripple 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 bright enough 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!