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Peperomia Incana aka Felted Peperomia (4” Nursery Pot)

Peperomia Incana aka Felted Peperomia (4” Nursery Pot)

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Peperomia incana, commonly known as the Felted Peperomia or Felted Pepperface, is a species of the Peperomia genus. It is a popular houseplant appreciated for its unique appearance and ease of care. Here are some key characteristics and care guidelines for Peperomia incana:

1. Appearance:
- Peperomia incana is known for its small, compact growth habit, making it a suitable choice for tabletops, shelves, or windowsills.
- The leaves of this plant are oval-shaped and covered with fine, silver-gray or white hairs, giving them a fuzzy or felt-like texture. These hairs help the plant retain moisture and protect it from harsh sunlight.
- The leaves are typically green on top and have a silvery or white underside.

2. Light:
- Peperomia incana prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can scorch its leaves.

3. Temperature:
- Maintain a temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C). Protect the plant from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

4. Watering:
- Water the plant moderately. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's essential not to keep the soil constantly soggy.
- Water less during the winter months when the plant's growth slows down.

5. Humidity:
- Peperomia incana appreciates higher humidity levels. You can increase humidity by using a humidity tray, placing a small humidifier nearby, or misting the plant's leaves occasionally.

6. Soil:
- Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure good aeration and drainage. A mix formulated for succulents or cacti can work well.

7. Fertilizing:
- Feed your Peperomia incana with a balanced, diluted, liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows down.

8. Pruning:
- Pruning is not typically necessary for Peperomia incana, but you can pinch back leggy growth or remove any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain its shape and appearance.

9. Propagation:
- You can propagate Peperomia incana through leaf cuttings or stem cuttings. Allow the cuttings to callus for a day or two before planting them in a well-draining potting mix.

10. Pests and Problems:
- Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Treat any infestations promptly with neem oil or insecticidal soap.

Peperomia incana is a relatively low-maintenance houseplant, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced indoor gardeners. With proper care, it can thrive and add a touch of unique texture to your indoor plant collection.
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