Do you want to include a bright green compact houseplant in your collection? Here’s all you need to know about Peperomia Pixie Care!
The Teardrop Peperomia makes for an excellent houseplant, thanks to its compact dimensions and ease of care nature. If you want to adore your tabletops with this plant, then have a look at all the details on Peperomia Pixie Care!
Botanical Name: Peperomia orba ‘Pixie Lime’
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Propagating Peperomia Pixie
The best way to propagate Peperomia Pixie is by stem cutting.
- Take a 4-6 inches long cutting from a healthy plant.
- Dip the ends in a rooting hormone and plant it in a pot filled with a seed starting mix.
- Keep the pot where it can get bright, indirect light.
- The cutting will develop new growth in 5-8 weeks.
You can also plant it from leaf cuttings. Lay down the leaf on a well-draining potting mix, so that the end is covered in the growing medium. Water well, and place the pot where it gets indirect light.
Tip: Do make sure that you are allowing the leaf to heal for 24 hours after snipping it off the plant, before putting it on the soil.
Choosing Pot for Peperomia Pixie
Consider planting the Pixie in a shallow pot. A 6-8 inches container will be a good starting point. Make sure it has drainage holes at the bottom.
Growing Requirements of Peperomia Pixie
It is best to place the container on an east-facing window where the plant can bask in the morning sun for 3-4 hours. It does best in indirect light, and placing it in prolonged direct sun can scorch the leaves.
Peperomia Pixie prefers a well-draining growing medium. Add 2 parts of peat moss, 1 part perlite, or coarse sand to make the best potting soil for the plant.
Water the plant only when the topsoil feels a bit dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering the plant, and also make sure you are never letting the soil dry out completely.
Peperomia Pixie loves humidity around 50-60 percent. To maintain a constant level of humidity, place a pebble and water tray under the container.
The most suitable temperature range for the plant is 65-75°F or 18-23°C. Please avoid exposing it to sudden temperature changes. Also, if you live in a cold area, do not keep the plant outside.
Peperomia Pixie Care
The key to growing a healthy plant is to know that it is a light feeder, and excess fertilizer may hurt its growth. Fertilize the plant every 5-6 weeks during spring and summer and every 2 to 3 months in fall and winter using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer like 20-20-20.
You don’t have to worry much about re-potting as the plant loves to be in a slightly pot-bound state. You can transfer it after two or three years to 1 or 2 sizes bigger pot during the spring.
Pests and Diseases
The plant is usually safe from serious disease problems. However, keep an eye on whitefly, spider mite, and mealybug infestation. They can be physically removed, or you can use a neem oil solution or an insecticidal soap.
Also, providing proper ventilation helps in combating pest problems.