Peperomia Rosso Light

The best lighting conditions for your peperomia rosso is bright, indirect light. It will tolerate low light conditions but you have to monitor it and make adjustments the farther away you put it from the light source. That’s because low light, or too low light, will stunt its growth. So, if you see its growth slow down, it is a sign to move it somewhere a little brighter.

That said, both the plant doesn’t like both extremes. Too dark/too little light or direct sunlight are both bad for the plant. It will not do well in dark corners. And the sun’s rays will burn its leaves.

If you live in an apartment or condominium where windows are scarce, you also have the option of fluorescent or grow lights. Both work just a swell for your rosso. And, it will happily grow properly under them.

As such, the best spots for this plant is hours of early morning or late afternoon sunlight. if you place it where it will be exposed to harsher sun (mid afternoon, noontime or hot summers), it is a good idea to keep them away from the window. Or, you can likewise use curtains or drapes to filter the sunlight.

It is likewise good to know that you don’t always need to place it near a window. In fact, it will do just fine in the middle of a room as long as the room gets bright light.

Peperomia Rosso Humidity

The rosso’s ideal humidity is around 75%. Although it adapts well to slightly lower levels. If you find that your home isn’t humid enough, you can mist the plant regularly, set it over a pebble tray or put a humidifier near it.

Peperomia Rosso Watering

The rosso peperomia don’t need a lot of water. The best time to water your plant is to wait until the top 2 inches of soil is dry before watering again. To check this, just stick your index finger into the soil down until the last knuckle closest to your palm. If the soil is still moist, hold off watering.

And, when you do water your rosso, make sure to do so deeply (and on the soil not from above). This means pouring water directly on the soil not over the leaves. And, you keep pouring until the water starts dripping form the holes at the bottom of the pot. Then, stop.


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