Size & Growth: For beginners, peperomia hope is an ideal houseplant to grow since it requires little care and can tolerate some neglect. It’s a small plant and grows up to 8″ inches across and 12″ inches high. Its compact size is what makes it perfect for dish gardens or desktops. Peperomia hope doesn’t spread vigorously or overtake the neighbouring plants.
Flowering and Fragrance: Peperomia Hope has the ornamental foliage and doesn’t bear any flowers. It has a year-round bloom time and happily grows in different types of conditions. Their eye-catching appearance also makes perfect for a window container or terrarium.
Light & Temperature: Although they dislike the dry air, they grow pretty well in a cool environment. The ideal temperature for its robust growth is between 65° and 75° degrees Fahrenheit (18° – 24° C). They thrive in a medium to a low light situation. For better results, keep them away from the direct sunlight. You may grow them under fluorescent lighting or other forms of bright indirect light as well.
Water Requirements and Feeding: During the growing season, make sure to keep the soil moist. However, you don’t want the soil to be soggy. In the fall and winter, don’t water the plant until the soil is dry. Peperomia hope or peperomia prostrata doesn’t respond well to overwatering. This is why it is important to wait until the soil is dry. Watering every 7 to 10 days will be enough.Use a balanced liquid plant food to deal with the new plant’s feeding needs during the growing season and fertilize bi-weekly. You may use controlled-release fertilizer pellets as well. Do not fertilize the plant during winter.
Soil & Transplanting: The plant grows well in a look, well-drained, very rich potting mix with a soil ph of 6 to 6.6 (50% peat moss/ 50% perlite). While they don’t generally require repotting, it is better to repot them when they become too large for their container in which they were initially planted. For best results, grow the plant in a light houseplant mixture with perlite to make the roots receive ample air circulation.
Grooming and Maintenance: One of the highly sought-out indoor plants, peperomia hope requires some pruning. When the light green leaves on the trailing stems start outgrowing its container, it is time for some leaf-cutting. In spring, repot the house plant to refresh the soil. Keeps the plant in a small pot as they generally like small spaces. If you want to change the container after repotting, don’t go more than one pot size up.