Peperomia is a native plant of the tropical part of the world. However, over time it has become increasingly popular as a houseplant among plant enthusiasts. It is known that each plant grows best in its native habitat, so it is ideal to try to provide the peperomia with a habitat that resembles its natural conditions. So, which is the right place to keep your peperomia?
Where to keep peperomia?
Peperomia is a hardy plant that is adaptable to harsh conditions. However, it can only survive in a harsh climate. For your peperomia to grow well, it must be provided with the ideal growing conditions. One of the important growing conditions is that it must be placed well. To grow well, your peperomia must receive the right amount of light, humidity, and protection from natural threats.
So, some of the factors which need to be kept in mind while placing your peperomia is –
- Natural Threats
Light is essential for the growth of your peperomia. A lack of light can lead to issues like etiolation and weaken the plant. Thus, placing the plant in a location where it has access to bright light is ideal.
However, be careful to prevent the exposure of your peperomia to direct sunlight, as it may lead to severe damage due to sunburn.
In the case of outdoor plants, it is best to place them in a location of partial shade, where it has access to bright, indirect light throughout the day. For indoor plants, it is ideal to place it near a south-facing window to ensure that it receives adequate light.
Peperomia grows best at regular room temperature. So, if the temperature soars or drops too much, it will suffer serious damage. Remove your peperomia from sources of heat or cold such as a heater, fridge, or air conditioners.
Similarly, avoid placing it outside if the temperature of the region keeps changing too frequently. Thus, it is best to place your peperomia in a location where the temperature keeps stable at room temperature and doesn’t keep fluctuating too frequently.
Usually, peperomia requires humidity of over 50% to grow well. If the plant doesn’t receive adequate humidity, it may become brown and crispy. So, avoid placing your peperomia in daft places or in dry rooms where the humidity is not adequate.
Use a hygrometer to check the atmospheric humidity and determine the location with adequate humidity. If your plant is kept outdoors, use misting during dry seasons. However, humidifiers are a better alternative for indoor houseplants.
While not always, but sometimes peperomia placed outdoors is also likely to be harmed by natural causes such as hail storms and wind. Other factors such as herbivorous plants may also damage your outdoor peperomia. So, if such threats exist in the locality, it is better to place your peperomia indoors to prevent it from harm and to ensure its well-being.
Thus, these are some of the factors which are to be kept in mind while placing your peperomia.