4. Cutting peperomy
A charming decorative miracle of miniature size, a plant with the most interesting leaf texture - such is any peperomia (Peperomia) Among small room stars it is difficult to find an equally diverse plant. For all its noble modernity, peperomia is easy to propagate, and cuttings are the best way if the goal is to quickly get an ornamental plant.Collection of peperomies.
Peperomia - evergreen herbaceous perennials. Their thick, dangling, lodging or straight shoots amaze with their meatiness, often shortened, but almost invisible under closely spaced leaves that seem to be collected in sockets.
Whole, fleshy leaves are leathery and shiny, and corrugated, wrinkled or velvet, simple or decorated with a variety of patterns. In peperomia, in addition to dark green colors, there are silver, copper, brown, olive, reddish, purple variations, flaunting with stains, stripes and strokes.
Cutting peperomia is better to do during its active growth and long daylight hours - in the spring and summer months. For this plant, cuttings with one, two or three nodes are suitable. Rooting can be carried out simply in water, or you can plant them in a high-quality universal substrate in small pots. But when rooting in the soil will have to build a mini-greenhouse. To root cuttings of peperomia, a high temperature is needed - about 24-25 degrees.
Peperomy cuttings can take root in less than a month. The lower the room temperature, the slower this process. But in a warm environment, after three weeks, the first roots will appear on the shoots.Rooted peperomy stalk.
The photophilousness of variegated species and the shade tolerance of plants with a dark green color is combined in peperomia with a good tolerance of temperatures typical of living rooms. In addition, peperomia are resistant to dry air. Care is reduced to moderate watering, standard spring-summer feeding.
For a list of indoor plants that are easy to obtain from cuttings, see the next page.