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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Peperomia Beetle Overview
Peperomia quadrangularis is a pretty plant from the Piperaceae family. It forms lovely trailing stems with rounded succulent, striped green leaves with white veins. The leaves are relatively slow-growing but highly attractive, they look great cascading down from a hanging pot. This plant is the same as Peperomia angulata, this older name is is still sometimes used and it is also known by the names Radiator Plant and Peperomia Beetle. Suits growing as a houseplant, place in bright light to partial shade, out of strong sunlight and check if it needs watering more often in the summer. Allow the soil to dry out well between watering. Liberty Hyde Bailey, known as the 'Father of American Horticulture', is associated with giving Peperomia the common name of Radiator Plant.
Common problems with Peperomia Beetle
Generally pest & disease free.
How to harvest Peperomia Beetle
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Peperomia Beetle
Take tip, leaf or stem cuttings in either Spring or Autumn.
Special features of Peperomia Beetle
A low creeper this species has dull bronze green leaves with indented yellowish veins.
Some varieties of Peperomia make good hanging plant specimens and nice additions as small bathroom plants.