Peperomia Ginny

By May 4, 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 Ginny stands out from other peperomia thanks to its beautiful coloring. The foliage of Peperomia Ginny looks almost as if a green leaf has been splattered with pale yellow coloring, and then the edges dipped in neon pink. These stunning colors have inspired other common names like Rainbow Peperomia, Red Edge Peperomia, and Tricolor Peperomia. Like most Peperomia, this plant is very easy to grow and to care for, so it makes a great plant for beginners. Peperomia Ginny, or Peperomia Clusiifolia, grows in an upright habit and will grow to be between 8 and 12 inches in height, making it a somewhat smaller house plant. It has no significant flowers, but offers plenty of color via its brightly colored foliage. Peperomia Ginny is pet safe and is said to be air cleaning, so it’s a great plant for any spot in your space that will get medium to bright indirect light, and maintains a temperature of between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Peperomia Ginny will even be content with artificial sunlight.

Plant Peperomia Ginny in a well-draining pot using a well-draining soil. Water it when the soil has dried out, and avoid over watering to keep root rot at bay. To water this plant, use the Drench and Drain method of soaking the soil with running water, and allowing any excess water to run out of the bottom of the pot before replacing it in a secondary pot or on a tray or saucer. Peperomia Ginny is very susceptible to root rot, so never let it sit in standing water. If you’re not sure whether the soil is completely dry, or to check moisture in a pot that does not have good draining both before and during watering, use a Moisture Meter to test the moisture level at the bottom. If you do happen to add too much water to a pot that doesn’t have drainage, tip the pot gently sideways, being careful to not dislodge the soil or plant and let the excess water run out as much as you can.

Peperomia Ginny is drought tolerant, but it also appreciates an occasional misting. This would make a place in a bathroom with a shower that gets used regularly or near a kitchen sink a great place for this plant as it will benefit from the humidity those sources create. Overall, Peperomia Ginny is a great plant for beginners.

Happy Plant Parenting!

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