Peperomia ‘Golden Gate’

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Ships March 8th - March 15th.
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

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

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 obtusifolia ‘Golden Gate’

Common Names: Golden Gate Peperomia, Golden Baby Rubber Plant

Overview: The Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Golden Gate’ is a vibrant addition to any indoor garden, celebrated for its striking variegated foliage that blends green, yellow, and cream hues. Native to the tropical rainforests of South America, this variety, also known as the Golden Gate Peperomia, boasts glossy, oval-shaped leaves that emerge from its compact, upright stems. Perfect for small spaces, it grows happily in bright, indirect light and prefers a well-draining soil mixture to prevent root rot. Water this plant when the topsoil begins to feel dry, and reduce watering in the winter months to encourage healthy growth. A low feeder, it benefits from a light application of balanced fertilizer every other month during the growing season.

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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