Aug 30th, 2022
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Peperomia incana, more commonly known as the Felted Peperomia. This special plant is native to Brazil’s tropical regions, Mexico, and the West Indies. Peperomia incana belongs to the Piperaceae plant family along with the black pepper plant. This specific Peperomia is known for its fuzzy green leaves that are soft to the touch. The white fuzzy hairs displayed are for protecting itself from the harsh sun. This is a slower growing Peperomia which is great for small spaces and patient plant parents!
Let’s talk about care. Indoors, the Felted Peperomia can handle both direct and indirect light. Like most houseplants, bright, indirect light is best. Plant in a well-drained potting soil such as Espoma’s All Purpose Potting Mix. The balanced blend of perlite, sphagnum peat moss, and humus is perfect for peps. Water your plant once per week or once the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry. When it is time to water, give them a nice big soak at the sink. Common pests to keep an eye out for include mealy bugs and spider mites. Make sure to have a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment and check for pests weekly when watering.