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Peperomia Napoli Nights Care
Basic Peperomia Napoli Nights Care
With unique silver leaves, this slow-growing Peperomia plant is perfect for those plant parents who want a little something different in their urban jungle! Below you will find all the information you need to care for a Peperomia Napoli Nights.
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Detailed Peperomia Napoli Nights Care Information
Whether you're looking to make sure your Peperomia Napoli Nights is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
Keep them away from direct light
Peperomia Napoli Nights plants shouldn’t be exposed to any direct sunlight as this can damage their incredible leaves. Instead you want medium to bright, indirect light.
Be careful not to overwater
Peperomia Napoli Nights are quite sensitive to overwatering so you want to make sure that there is enough time for the soil to dry out. This depends very much on the time of year and your home but we recommend once a week in summer and fortnightly in winter but this may need adjusting to fit your individual plant’s needs.
Keep them out of the cold!
Peperomia Napoli Nights don’t like cold temperatures so you want to keep them in the warmer rooms fo your home. Make sure that they aren’t sat near any drafty windows or doors as the cold air from outside will shock and damage your Peperomia Napoli Nights.
Average humidity is fine
You shouldn’t need to worry too much about humidity levels unless you have particularly dry air in your home in which case misting or a humidifier will help to give that boost.
Fertilise in the growing months only
You only want to be fertilising your Peperomia Napoli Nights once a month during spring and summer. Hold off completely during winter as your plant is dormant. We recommend using a water-soluble fertiliser at half strength to avoid any fertiliser burn.
Propagate your Peperomia Napoli Nights through stem cuttings
The most successful way of propagating a Peperomia Napoli Nights is through stem cuttings. Pop your cutting in fresh water and you should start to see new roots forming after a few weeks. This can take some time so be patient and make sure to change out the water regularly. Once the roots are a few centimetres long, it’s time to pot your cuttings in nutrient-rich potting mix.
Peperomia Napoli Nights are safe for pets
Another reason why we love the Peperomia Napoli Nights is that they are totally safe for pets and humans so you don’t need to worry about any accidental ingestion when you aren’t looking!
Peperomia Napoli Nights Propagation
Luckily propagating your Peperomia Napoli Nights is a very easy and normally pretty successful process, this is because you can just take simple cuttings!
How to Propagate a Peperomia Napoli Nights
The process for propagating your Peperomia Napoli Nights is about as easy as it gets. To start make sure that you have a healthy and mature parent plant, this give your a slightly higher success rate and will also lower the risk of causing problems with the starter plant.
Next, with some clean sharp shears or scissors, snip off some cuttings from the stems. Take these stems and submerge the bases in some water, these should start rooting pretty quickly. Once you have some leaves and a good healthy root ball go ahead and plant them into some good quality potting mix and continue care as normal.
Common Problems with your Peperomia Napoli Nights
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Brown leaves on a Peperomia Napoli Nights are often caused by underwatering or a lack of humidity. Check the potting mix to confirm whether you need to increase either how much you water or how often you water to prevent more brown leaves.
If you can’t see any issues with watering then the brown leaves on your Peperomia Napoli Nights may be due to dry air. The browning often happens from the tips and edges inwards. Luckily this is quite an easy issue to fix and there are several easy tips to increase humidity and prevent more brown leaves. We recommend misting several times a week as well as using a humidifier to boost the levels around the plant. Whilst this won’t turn the brown leaves back to their incredible silver colour, it will stop any more developing.
Soft mushy leaves on a Peperomia Napoli Nights is a sign of overwatering. Take the plant out of the pot and replace the soil if waterlogged. In future make sure the soil has dried out before watering again.
There are a few different factors that can lead to yellow leaves on a Peperomia Napoli Nights. Most commonly though is overwatering which will turn the leaves yellow and soft once the waterlogged soil has started to rot the root system.
To check whether the yellow leaves are caused by overwatering, take your plant out of the pot to inspect the moisture levels in the potting mix. If waterlogged, replace the soil immediately.
Another more worrying cause of yellow leaves on Peperomia Napoli Nights is a pest infestation. It’s rare on plants that don’t spend any time outdoors but is still possible. Get a magnifying glass to inspect the leaves thoroughly.
The number 1 cause of Peperomia Napoli Nights plants losing leaves is overwatering. This can happen quite rapidly once the roots have started to rot as your plant can’t sustain that level of healthy growth.
Beyond overwatering, there are also a few other issues that can cause your Peperomia Napoli Nights to lose leaves. Firstly, environmental shock that can be caused by a sudden drop in temperature or a change in location.
If your Peperomia Napoli Nights is only losing a couple of leaves every year then this is most probably just natural ageing. It’s normal for your plant to drop a few leaves to focus all of its energy on growing new healthy ones.
If your Peperomia Napoli Nights is drooping it’s usually trying to tell you one of two things; either it needs more water, or it is in shock.
If the soil is really dry to touch, and you’ve forgotten to give your plant water over the past few weeks, then this is probably the reason your Peperomia Napoli Nights is drooping. Give it a little bit of water once a day for a few days and things should resolve themselves.
If you have recently moved your plant to a new spot, repotted it or there’s been a sudden change in environment, then your Peperomia Napoli Nights might just be drooping in response. This doesn’t always mean something is wrong but is just a temporary reaction. As long as the care and environment is right for your Peperomia Napoli Nights plant, it shouldn’t be drooping for very long.
Most commonly, curling Peperomia Napoli Nights leaves means that it needs more water. By curling their leaves, it reduces the amount of water loss which helps them hold onto every drop of moisture. Check the potting mix to make sure underwatering is the cause and slowly reintroduce moisture and the leaves should uncurl.
If watering isn’t the issue, then low humidity levels, as well as cold temperatures, can also cause your Peperomia Napoli Nights to curl its leaves.
Simple Peperomia Napoli Nights Care Requirements
It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Peperomia spp..
These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.
|Common Name||Peperomia Napoli Nights|
|Latin Name||Peperomia spp.|
|Soil Type||Potting Soil|