Peperomia Serpens

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Succulents are almost everywhere. A variety of succulents can be planted both indoors and outdoors. This succulent comes in different sizes, shapes, and colors as well. With a wide range of succulent types, you will find something that fits your style and lifestyle. Aside from their physical appearance, succulents are perfect for beginners as well. It only requires a little attention and can almost grow anywhere. This article will be about Peperomia Serpens. 

Peperomia Serpens belongs to the Piperaceae succulent family. This succulent is native to Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Peperomia Serpens is known for its names Baby Rubber Plant, Pepper Elder, Emerald Ripper Pepper, Radiator Palnt, and Shining Bush Plant. Typically, it is seen in moist and shady habitats such as narrow canyons and cave entrances.

Peperomia Serpens Physical Appearance

It is a trailing succulent with heart-shaped leaves. Peperomia Serpens can grow up to 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Even though this succulent comes in small sizes, Peperomia Serpens grows plenty of dark green heart-shaped leaves and brown woody stems. Peperomia Serpens does not produce any flowers.  

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Peperomia Serpens Propagation Guide

You can grow this plant effortlessly, as it can survive in almost any environment. Peperomia Serpens can be easily propagated through stem or leaf cuttings. To start propagation, choose a specific healthy stem or leaf. Please place it in a jar of water and wait until it grows roots around 2 inches long. You may add some rooting powder to your cuttings to help it root. Once the roots are long enough, you may now repot your Peperomia Serpens into a bigger pot. 

Care Guide

  • Sunlight: You must be careful in leaving your Peperomia Serpens under bright sunlight as it easily gets damaged. It can thrive under bright, indirect sunlight. If placed indoors, you may put them by the window, which is still accessible by the rays of sunlight. If there are not enough sources of sunlight, make sure to provide an artificial source as well. 
  • Temperature: Place it in an environment between 58°F to 78°F. Make sure to avoid any location with chilly breezes. The ideal humidity for this type of succulent is between 40 to 50 percent. 
  • Watering: Do not overwater your succulent. Always check if the topsoil is already dry before watering. Avoid overwatering your Peperomia Serpens, as it can quickly get overwater. 
  • Soil: Use a well-balanced potting mixture for your Peperomia Serpens. You may add extra perlite to ensure your soil is well-draining. 
  • Pot: Aside from checking if you are using the proper soil for your succulent, you must also check if there are enough drainage holes in your pot. This helps ensure that the water can freely flow out of your container
  • Fertilizer: You may feed your Peperomia Serpens with a balanced fertilizer once a month during its growing season. Please do not feed during its dormant season; it will cause more harm.

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