Peperomia columella 6.5cm
Peperomia columella Rauh & Hutchison - Πεπερόμια
Peperomia columella is a succulent plant with peculiarly shaped stems.
Its glossy-green, thick and fleshy leaves are superimposed one above the other.
Like many other succulents, P. columella stores water in the leaves and then uses it during drought periods. At the top of its stems, it produces very particular light green flowers of an elongated shape.
- It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sun rays, especially during the hottest hours of the day, as long as they might burn the leaves.
- Its natural habitat is in tropical climates, thus it does not withstand temperatures below 10 °C and it does not like too dry heat. It is therefore advisable to keep it away from cold and intense sun.
- Water regularly but moderately in spring-summer, always making sure that the soil is always dry between one watering and another one. During the winter period, reduce watering to once every two months, avoiding stagnation of water.
- A well-draining soil is an optimal solution, even better if further enriched with inert materials such as pumice or lapilli.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.