What plant is this???

bsmith717(6)February 26, 2013

I purchased it a year or more ago from Walgreens/Lowes/HD and misplaced the tag. I cant for the life of me remember what the heck it was and multiple, multiple, multiple different google image searches have yeilded no matches.

I think it had pepper in the name but its not a pepper plant (produces fruit or anything like that).

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Peperomia

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 4:29PM
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bsmith717(6)

Nice, thats it!

Any idea which one or how to propagate it?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 4:33PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

P. obtusifolia? I've killed had one of these but never propagated, will leave that to someone who has...

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 5:17PM
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bsmith717(6)

I was just doing some reading about it and decided to cut a lower leaf and put it in the moist soil. We shall see what happens!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 5:32PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

i new that was pepperomia. my princible has one and ive suspected that. please share how to propagate

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:07PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

These can readily be propagated by taking a 4-6 inch stem cutting. Remove the lower leaves on the cutting and insert into moist potting medium. (You can't just take off a leaf as was mentioned earlier.)

That plant appears to be severely deprived of light. I strongly suggest that the new cutting be positioned in a better location.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:37PM
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bsmith717(6)

I like the leggy office look! Being stretched, growing slower and requiring less frequent watering are all good things in my book. Its quite robust and the leaves are beautiful thick and succulent. Why would I want to mess that up?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:15PM
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FrugalFanny(4)

I have propagated these from both cuttings and single leaves, all in soil. Once a leaf grows a new plant, you can remove the new plant and use that same leaf to grow yet another plant! I don't know how many times this can be done from the same leaf, but it is possible.

The photo is of a peperomia I started from a single leaf.

You can use a little rooting hormone to help the process along, but it is not necessary.

Good luck!

This post was edited by FrugalFanny on Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 14:45

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 2:40PM
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bsmith717(6)

I'm fairly certain the reason my Peperomia is slouching is because the light in my office has been off for longer thank normal.

Look like thats the problem?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 8:13PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Because the plant has been grown in much less light than it needs in order to develop properly, the stem is terribly weak. The taller the plant, the more difficult it is for it to support itself. This is not a recent event but started early on as this plant started to stretch and become spindly.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 9:29PM
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bsmith717(6)

I thought you'd be the one to post back.

If only you would have told me this was going to happen earlier! ;)

Seriously though, I guess I just need to trim the branches and start rotating it back and forth from my office to a spot nearer a window perhaps.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 10:00PM
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