The Peperomia family is a very large plant family of about 500 ornamental foliage plants and is related to the pepper plant. Most Peperomia variations originally come from the Amazon basin of South America, where they grow in warm and shaded conditions.
With lush green leaves and a small, compact body, Peperomia Rana Verde is a hybrid plant, bred by male and female Peperomia Albovittata cultivars, which is why it is often known by its full name “Peperomia Albovittata Rana Verde”.
Even though it has a very unique structure, it is commonly confused with some other plant species, such as “Piccolo Banda”, “Obtipan” and even its parent plants. However, knowing some of its particular features may help you spot it in a botanical crowd. For example, Rana Verde has larger leaves than Banda and it has a more compact body and thinner leaves as compared to an Obtipan plant, which is upright and has thicker foliage, and its green upper surface of the leaves distinguishes it from both the parent plants which have slightly different coloured leaves.
Lighting: A bright room with the plant placed in indirect light is best. Partial shade works best for this particular specie but that does not mean that it doesn’t love bright lights. Put it under bright, indirect light or behind a shade cloth to protect it from any damage from the direct sunlight.
Watering: For Peperomias, it is always better to water less than watering more. Use the “soak and dry” method and water thoroughly once and wait for it to dry completely before you water it again. To make sure that it is time to water your plant, check the soil with your finger, and make sure it is dry as deep as two inches. The watering needs become even less in winters as the leaves start to conserve even more water, so water it sparingly to make sure the soil does not get clogged.
Soil: A well-drained pot is one that is not glazed, allows evaporation, and contains holes that are big enough to drain out any excess water. Wet, water-clogged soil is a huge no-no for a Peperomia.
The best soil mixture is a peat based soil that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is a great standard.
Height: 10 - 15cm tall
Pot size: 95mm
Info source: gardeningit.com
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