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Peperomia axillaris

Peperomia axillaris

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Peperomia axillaris (Peperomia axillaris) at Pesche's Garden Center

Peperomia axillaris

Peperomia axillaris

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full shade 


This stunning plant that produces tall stems of lovely chartreuse colored foliage, shaped like pea pods and streaked with a deeper green; easy to grow and low maintenance; prefers consistently moist soil

Features & Attributes

Peperomia axillaris' attractive succulent narrow leaves remain chartreuse in color with prominent dark green stripes throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is an herbaceous houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Peperomia axillaris can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant should only be grown away from direct sunlight or in a room with strong artificial light. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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