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Peperomia

Peperomias are popular houseplants known for their ornamental foliage and easy maintenance. 

1. Light: Peperomias prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some morning or evening sun but should be protected from harsh, direct sunlight, which can scorch their leaves. Inadequate light may result in leggy growth.

2. Temperature: Maintain a room temperature between 18-27°C for your Peperomia. Avoid exposing them to temperatures below 10°C as they are sensitive to cold.

3. Watering: Water your Peperomia moderately. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's better to err on the side of underwatering. Reduce watering during the winter months when growth slows down.

4. Potting Mix: Use a well-draining, lightweight potting mix with good aeration. A mix designed for succulents or cacti is often suitable.

5. Fertilisation: Feed your Peperomia with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Fertilize sparingly in the winter or not at all.

6. Pruning: Trim back leggy growth or remove any damaged or yellowing leaves to maintain a compact and attractive appearance.

7. Pests and Diseases: Peperomias are relatively pest-resistant, but occasionally they may encounter issues with mealybugs or spider mites. Inspect your plant regularly for signs of infestations and treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Peperomias are fantastic houseplants that come in a variety of leaf shapes and colors, making them a beautiful addition to any indoor space. With these care instructions, you'll be able to enjoy their unique foliage for years to come.