Peperomia Caperata Quito, a petite plant with a big personality! With its heart-shaped, deeply ridged leaves and rich green hue, this little gem is like a miniature forest, bringing a touch of the wild right into your living space.
* You will receive ONE (1) 4" plant in nursery pot, unless stated otherwise. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
Quito is a bit like us when it comes to hydration - it doesn't like to be too thirsty, but it also doesn't appreciate overindulgence. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry, and ensure any excess can drain away to avoid waterlogged roots.
This Peperomia enjoys a soft spotlight. Place it in a location with bright, indirect light. While it's adaptable to lower light conditions, too much direct sunlight might be a tad harsh for its delicate leaves.
Quito feels most comfortable in temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It's not a fan of the cold, so keep it away from drafty windows or doors.
A well-draining soil mix is Quito's preference. A blend of potting soil with some added perlite or sand will make it feel right at home.
Being a tropical native, Quito loves a bit of moisture in the air. While it's quite adaptable, aiming for a humidity level of around 50% will make it happiest. If your home is dry, consider placing a humidifier nearby or occasionally misting the plant.
Feed your Quito with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks during the growing season. In the winter months, you can cut back or skip the feeding altogether.
While the Peperomia Caperata Quito is a joy to look at, it's best to keep it out of reach from pets and children, as it can be mildly irritating if ingested.