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Habitat and Location:

Peperomia miqueliana is a unique epiphytic plant native and endemic to Ecuador. This species typically inhabits the understories of tropical forests, growing as a terrestrial in open forests or on cliffs.

 

Description and Key Features:

Peperomia miqueliana is noted for its small, rounded leaves that are thick and succulent, providing the plant with a distinctive and attractive appearance. The leaves are dark green with a glossy surface, often featuring lighter green or yellowish patterns that add visual interest. This compact plant can produce small, inconspicuous flowers on slender spikes, enhancing its overall charm and measures up to 40 cm.

 

This species is a visually appealing addition to any plant collection, whether in a greenhouse, terrarium, or as a houseplant. Its attractive leaf pattern and compact habit make it an excellent choice for various indoor settings.

 

Care Instructions:

For optimal growth, Peperomia miqueliana should be placed in semi shade. While it can tolerate brighter light conditions, it needs air movement if grown like this. Ensure the plant is in a well-draining soil mix, like that used for fine root orchids or mounted, as it is susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Water the plant moderately, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, and reduce the frequency during the cooler months.

 

Maintain an intermediate environment with daytime temperatures ranging from 18-24 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures between 14-18 degrees Celsius and daytime temperatures between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius. Peperomia miqueliana prefers high humidity but can adapt to average household humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the plant on a humidity tray can help maintain the desired moisture levels.

 

Specifications:

 

Plant Size: Mature size, about 10-15 cm

Family: Piperaceae

Plant Passport: A Peperomia miqueliana B 140084 c 11726 d GB

Peperomia miqueliana

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