Radiator Plant

Peperomia fosteri

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These evergreen perennials are frequently grown as houseplants due to their ability to adapt to a range of atmospheres. Its succulent dull green deep leaves are slightly pointed are produced on low spreading branches and have lighter veins. Liberty Hyde Bailey, known as the 'Father of American Horticulture', is associated with giving Peperomia the common name of Radiator Plant.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take tip, leaf or stem cuttings in either Spring or Autumn.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Some varieties of Peperomia make good hanging plant specimens and nice additions as small bathroom plants.

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

South America, Africa

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Peat

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Piperaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest & disease free.
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