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Peperomia Glabella is a less commonly sought after member of the Peperomia family and we are struggling to understand why. The Peperomia Glabella is a dainty little plant with beautiful oval leaves and makes a fantastic desk plant or just brightens up a room. They’re relatively easy to care for but if you’re new to Peperomia plants or this is your first Glabella then keep reading for our detailed Peperomia Glabella care guide to get you started.
Peperomia Glabella will do well under medium to bright indirect light conditions. If they are kept in conditions that are too dark then they may become leggy and you’ll notice longer stems between new leaves. Even though they like bright light, direct light can be damaging for a Peperomia plant, especially if they are kept in a south or west facing window in a region that receives a lot of sunlight. Instead, opt for a north facing window or pull them back from the light source. In the wild they grow under the cover of other plants so will receive dappled light throughout the day. Try to recreate these conditions in your home.
These plants benefit from medium to high levels of humidity and will thrive if the air is a little moist. Having said that, like most Peperomia plants, the Cypress Peperomia will do well in the humidity of most households, so if you don’t have a humidifier don’t worry. If you do want to increase the humidity in your home for your plants in general then we would recommend the Levoit humidifier that can be found on Amazon. It’s large capacity tank and humidity sensors will keep your plants nice and moist for days without you having to adjust the settings or change the tank.
Allow the soil of your Peperomia Glabella to dry out between waterings as Peperomia plants can be prone to root rot via overwatering. As Peperomia plants have thick succulent like leaves, this is where they store a lot of their water so they need to be watered less often than other plants. If you’re not sure when your plant has sufficiently dried out then try using a moisture meter. These devices come with two probes that you insert in the soil, the little box on the top then gives you a reading of how moist the soil is. When this number enters the red zone or reads the numbers 1, 2 or 3 it’s time to give your plant a drink. Alternatively you could press your fingers into the soil and when the top two inches feel dry to the touch then it’s time to water your plant.
It is important that you provide your Peperomia Glabella with well draining soil as it is a plant that doesn’t like to sit in water. A loamy mix can work great with your Peperomia as the sand will help to aerate your mixture. Another option you can choose is to mix your regular potting soil with perlite cactus soil or orchid mix. This type of mix well give you an aerated well draining soil that is great for a Peperomia plant.
Propagation is easy enough with this plant and can be done through a stem cutting. Simply use a sharp pair of scissors to take a cutting from your plant and either plant it directly into soil or place it in a glass first to watch the roots grow. If you opt for the water method then wait until your plant has roots approximately two inches long and plant it in soil. We always recommend you to take more than one cutting so that you have more chance of a successful rooting.
Your plant will want to be kept warm in a range of 16°C to 24°C. It can tolerate higher temperatures as long as the air doesn’t start to dry out but will start to suffer if the temperature drops far below that, especially if it reaches colds of 10°C and below.
Fertilising your Peperomia Glabella on a fortnightly basis during the growing season should be enough to encourage new growth in this little plant. Use a half strength fertilise and only feed your plant during the spring, summer and autumn months.
Peperomia Glabella FAQ
If you haven’t found everything you were looking for from our Peperomia Glabella care guide then take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions right here.
Where does Peperomia Glabella come from?
Peperomia Glabella originates from South and Central America.
Are Peperomia Glabella easy to care for?
Yes the Peperomia Glabella plant is easy to care for, the main mistake people make with this plant is overwatering it.
How important is humidity for the Peperomia Glabella?
Although this plant prefers medium to high humidity it seems to do well within most households as long as it is away from heating sources. So if you don’t have a humidifier or a way of increasing the humidity your plant should be fine. Of course it does benefit from higher humidity so if you can increase the humidity you will see improvements in your plant.
Is the Peperomia Glabella plant appropriate for beginners?
Yes this plant is more than appropriate for beginners looking to get into houseplants. They don’t have many care requirements and don’t need constant attention like other plants.
Why are the leaves of my Peperomia Glabella squishy?
If you find your leaves are becoming squishy this could be a sign of overwatering. Check the soil and if it’s moist then reduce the frequency of your waterings.