Peperomia obtusifolia: Verzorging & weetjes - Dau

Peperomia obtusifolia: Care & facts

Below all the basics to care for the Peperomia obtusifolia. Good luck!

How much water does the Peperomia obtusifolia need?

The Crocodile Tears needs an average amount of water. Exactly how much water you need to give depends on the place where your plant is, how much light falls on that place, how humid the air is around the plant, how big the plant is and what kind of pot the plant is in. That is why it is always best to check with your finger.

Plants with an average thirst may dry out up to 50%. Stick your finger in the soil (or use a water meter), do you feel wetness before you reach the center of the pot? Then it is best to wait a while before watering again.

How much light does Peperomia obtusifolia need?

This plant likes partial shade to a lot of indirect light. Therefore, the best place for this plant is near a window facing North, East or West.

How often should Peperomia obtusifolia be fed?

It is best to feed the Crocodile Tears only when you see that it is in active growth. This is the case when new, young leaves keep appearing. Usually this happens in the warmer months of the year but with some plants, depending on their situation, it can be all year round.

With active growth, you can feed the Peperomia obtusifolia once a month. We recommend organic and natural food in granular form. Granules release food slowly and for a very long time, unlike liquid food, and therefore only need to be added to your plant once or twice a year.

How can you propagate the Peperomia obtusifolia?

The crocodile tears can be propagated by cutting a leaf from the plant below a node and allowing it to take root in water or soil. You can also split the plant into several plants by tearing the root.

Is the Peperomia obtusifolia air-purifying?

The Crocodile Tears is not air purifying.

Is Peperomia obtusifolia poisonous to animals?

The Crocodile Tears is not toxic to animals. Totally safe for you and your fluffy pooch!

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