Peperomia Napoli Nights

By May 18, 2021Blog Post
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You might have seen the Mile Marker boards that parents create for their children – they highlight things like the height, weight, likes, and dislikes of their child at various stages of life. We at Nick’s Garden Center think Plant Parents should have something like this for their Plant Babies as well! Our Plant Parent Chalkboard Photos and blogs will provide you with an overview of what each plant needs in order to “grow up” happy and healthy!

Peperomia Napoli Nights is new to the houseplant scene, and is a combination of Peperomia Peruviana and Peperomia Marmorata. It was patented only two years ago as of this writing – in 2018. Peperomia Napoli Nights’ foliage is greyish green on top and mauve underneath. It does not flower (or rather, we have yet to see it flower), but it is pet safe (again, as far as we know!) and air cleaning like other peperomia. Always take precaution with any plant when it comes to pets and tiny humans!

Also similar to other Peperomia, Napoli Nights likes bright, indirect sunlight to thrive, but it’s tolerant of other levels of light. As a semi-succulent, this plant is prone to root rot and as such should not be overwatered. Water Peperomia Napoli Nights when the top three inches are dry at the earliest. To water Peperomia Napoli Nights, use the Drench and Drain method. Run water over the soil for a few minutes and let it run out the bottom of the pot. Stop the water after a few minutes and let the water drain out of the pot completely before replacing the pot in a secondary pot or on a tray or saucer. Make sure that the plant does not sit in water as this can cause root rot in peperomia as with most houseplants.

Keep Peperomia Napoli Nights away from vents in both summer and winter in order to make sure that it maintains a consistent environment. It will do best in temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. Peperomia Napoli Nights enjoys a humid environment and as such would do great in a well-lit bathroom (one in which a shower is run often to create steam) or in a window near a kitchen sink. If none of these places are available, a humidifier can be added to the space the plant is occupying to add humidity. The pot can also be placed on a shallow tray filled with pebbles, to which water is added regularly. The water evaporating off of the tray will release humidity into the air around the plant.

Overall, as with most Peperomias, Napoli Nights is relatively easy to take care of and as such is a great plant for beginners looking for a plant that will impress.

Happy Plant Parenting!


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