Why doesnt my Peperomia flower?

greenlarry(UK 8/9)October 1, 2012

Some may remember me posting about this plant that I bought small a few years ago. I forget the species, but it got big, but never flowered. I know that the flowers are nothing spectacular but I wanted to see em! Anyhow the plant got pale and sick looking so I started it again from a cutting.

Anyone get one to flower?

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tropicbreezent

Yours doesn't seem to be the same species as mine, but mine is over running the garden. Flowers prolifically but never noticed any seeding. It's near to impossible to get rid of once it's established. I've got some Piper species (including P. nigrum) and they're far more 'civilised'. Plus you can get pepper from them.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 10:41PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

This isnt a Piper, its a Peperomia, totally different plant. Its a tropical succulent.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 5:15AM
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birdsnblooms

Right. Piper is pepper..Peperomias are not related.

Larry, are Pep leaves fuzzy or smooth?

Peps have a mind of their own. If yours is the fuzzy type, 'forgot the name,' if it flowers you have the greenest thumb ever. lol.

The smooth leaf P. obtusifolia, should flower given adequate humidity, light and cooler, 'not cold, temps. Toni

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 10:14AM
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flowerpottipper

I have 2 peperomias flowering right now, one is a small leaved ripple-leaf peperomia (I don't know it's name) that has one flower at the moment. And then I have a Peperomia Prostrata that's been flowering like crazy all summer and is still going...I don't know what makes it flower. I have all my peperomias in a west window, watering about every 2 weeks or so.

Truthfully, I don't think their 'flowers' are pretty at all, rat-tail looking...but I understand it's still nice to see plants bloom, I guess it lets us know that they're happy.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 12:02PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

@hopefullauthor, fuzzy leaves in mine

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 12:31PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Looks on the small side, could be it's just too young to bloom.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 2:58PM
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tropicbreezent

" * Posted by greenlarry UK 8/9 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 2, 12 at 5:15

This isnt a Piper, its a Peperomia, totally different plant. Its a tropical succulent."

I didn't say it was a Piper. If you'd read properly you'd have understood.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 7:09PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

@Pirategirl, its not the original plant, but is a cutting taken from it and started again.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 6:57AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

@tropicebreeze, I apologize, but why did you mention Piper plants?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 7:00AM
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