Variegated peperomia is dying in an odd way
I'm new to posting in GardenWeb. But ever since I decided to keep plants and do something with my barren garden, I've been scouring the discussions for tips, pointers and help. Have tirelessly searched for a solution to my current problem, but haven't found any answers :( Hope someone can shed some light!
I bought a variegated peperomia a month ago. Kept it under shaded sunlight, watered only occasionally. It thrived. But it was still in a plastic bag so we repotted it 2 weeks later in a terracotta pot (with drainage holes) using generic organic potting soil. Unfortunately decided to put it in direct sunlight. After reading that it is a no-no I brought it back into shade.
Now, something strange happened somewhere between repotting and full sun exposure. The bottom leaves began to have brown patches and eventually fell off. At first I thought it was because we repotted it too high (my husband had happily piled the soil on!). But later the younger leaves eventually had brown/yellow patches that turned translucent and then all that remained were holes. It is as if the leaves are melting off!
Could it be too much nitrogen? But that does not explain the translucent bit? At first I thought it was scorching, but these symptoms continued well after the plant was in shade for a good few weeks.
At this point I don't know what to do, so have left the plant as it is, not sure what else can be done to save it?
(I live in a tropical climate where sun and rain is abundant and it's often crazy humid, if that info is of any help)
p.s. Don't have a picture now but will post up after work!