Peperomia polybotrya - raindrop peperomia

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This fun little houseplant will need a bit of coddling to keep it beautiful, but It's worth it. Mist it while you brush your teeth, give it a light feed when the weather is hot, keep it out of scorching sunlight and chilly draughts. It stays small and neat, ideal for indoor enjoyment, so find it a pretty forever pot to show it off.

BTW We get the raindrop common name - the glossy leaves are almost round, tapering to a gentle point, but we don't get the coin-leaf name. Have you ever seen a pointed coin? Wouldn't it wear holes in your pockets?

Peperomia polybotrya - coin leaf peperomia, raindrop peperomia

APPEARANCE : Tropical foliage plant with large glossy round-teardrop leaves on long thin stems, like parasols. Happy mature plants produce green-cream slender flowerspikes like upright tails.
USES: Indoor plant, outside on a shaded patio, accent planting in tropical gardens. Ideal for terrariums and bottle gardens.
PLANTING: Needs steady temperatures over 10C, and a shadier place in the summer. Plant in indirect sunlight or dappled shade so it gets lots of light but not scorched by sun. Prefers a good quality houseplant potting mix. The plant will drop its leaves if unhappy with conditions.
CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and once established. Mist regularly if air humidity is low, and during hot summer months. Apply a very diluted liquid feed in warmer months for vibrant healthy foliage; reduce watering and stop feeding in the winter. Remove old flowerspikes when they die.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  30-50cm around
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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