Plant profile

Peperomia ‘Piccolo Banda’

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Botanical name: Peperomia albovittata 'Piccolo Banda'

Named by: Anne Casimir Pyrame de Candolle (1898)

Family: Piperaceae

Subfamily: Piperoideae

Genus: Peperomia

Native area: Ecuador

Trade names: Peperomia 'Piccolo Banda'

Cultivar inventor: Obed Jacob Smit

Patent: US20180084699P1

Care difficulty: average

Light preference: medium light

Minimum temperature: 10°C (50°F)

Optimal temperature: 12-25°C (50-77°F)

Humidity: medium

Watering: water when soil is almost dry

Fertilizing: monthly with 20-20-20 and calcium

Soil: 50% coconut peat, 50% perlite

pH: 5-7

Repotting: yearly

Speed of growth: moderate

Mature size: 12 cm (0.4 ft)

Flower: yellow spikes

Propagation: by division, leaf or stem cutting (best rooted in water)

Pests: mealy bugs, scale, thrips

Diseases: oedema, phytophthora root rot

Toxicity: non toxic

Notes:
- if the plant doesn't get enough light leaf petiole will get leggy
- flowers should be removed

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