Peperomia ‘Ecuador’

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

This product is not California Certified.

$ 38.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Peperomia emarginella ‘Ecuador’

Common Names: Ecuador Peperomia, Andean Peperomia, Sulcata Plant

Overview: The Peperomia emarginella ‘Ecuador’ is a charming and rare variety of Peperomia that hails from the lush landscapes of Ecuador. This delightful houseplant is celebrated for its compact size and ornamental appeal, making it an ideal addition to any indoor garden or workspace. Its round leaves are deeply green with subtle, light green edging, creating a beautiful contrast that catches the eye. The leaves grow densely along delicate, trailing stems, giving it a lush, full appearance despite its petite stature.

Thriving in bright, indirect light, the ‘Ecuador’ variant of Peperomia emarginella prefers a warm environment with moderate humidity, mimicking its tropical origins. It requires minimal watering, making sure the soil is allowed to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent root rot. This low-maintenance plant is perfect for beginners or those seeking to add a touch of the tropics to their collection without the need for constant care.

Description

Caring for your Peperomia

Peperomia, also known as radiator plant, is a genus of over a thousand species of small, resilient plants that are great for indoor gardening. The plants in this family are diverse in appearance, from the rounded, glossy leaves of the raindrop Peperomia to the thick, fleshy leaves of the Peperomia caperata, making each variety a unique addition to any plant collection.

Light

Peperomia plants prefer medium to bright indirect light. However, these adaptable houseplants can also survive in lower light conditions. They’re sensitive to direct sunlight, which can scorch their leaves, causing them to turn yellow or white. If you’re keeping them near a window, make sure it’s north-facing or covered with a sheer curtain.

Water

Peperomia plants have a semi-succulent nature, which means they store water in their stems and leaves. This trait makes them somewhat drought-tolerant. It’s important to let the top 50% of the soil dry out between watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot, one of the most common issues for these plants. Water thoroughly but infrequently, allowing any excess to drain away. As for humidity, these plants appreciate a bit of extra moisture in the air, but they can still tolerate average home humidity levels.

Temperature

Being tropical plants, Peperomia thrive in a wide temperature range from 60 to 80°F (15-27°C). They don’t handle cold temperatures well, so avoid placing them near drafts or cold windows during the winter months.

Soil 

Peperomia prefer well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging. A good mix would be one part perlite or coarse sand to two parts peat or a general-purpose potting mix. When it comes to pots, choose one with ample drainage holes. Peperomia have a small root system and prefer to be pot-bound, so they don’t require frequent repotting. Generally, repotting every 2-3 years will suffice.

Fertilizer

Peperomia aren’t heavy feeders, so you can fertilize them sparingly. Use a balanced (20-20-20) water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Feed them during the growing season (spring and summer), and avoid fertilizing in the winter when plant growth naturally slows down.

Pruning 

Pruning helps maintain the shape of your Peperomia and promotes bushier growth. You can prune any time of the year, but spring is the best time. Always use sharp, sterilized tools to prevent the spread of diseases.

Propagation

Peperomia are also easy to propagate. Simply cut a leaf with an inch of stem from the mother plant and plant it in a small container with well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist and place the cutting in a bright, warm location.

Common Pests and Problems

Peperomia plants are generally trouble-free, but they can occasionally suffer from pests like mealybugs or spider mites. If you notice any pests, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or a mixture of water and mild dish soap.

Yellowing leaves often indicate overwatering. If the plant starts to look too soggy and the leaves begin to wilt, consider reducing watering frequency. Conversely, if the leaves are wrinkled or puckered, the plant may be underwatered or need a higher humidity environment.

Wilting can also indicate a problem with the roots, often from overwatering and poor drainage. Unpot the plant and trim off any black, mushy roots, then repot into fresh, well-draining soil.

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