Tricolor Peperomia, Rainbow Peperomia
Ginny is a cultivator of Clusiifolia with rainbow or tricolored leaves. Similar to Obtusifolia, it has an upright growth pattern and thick succulent-like leaves. These are medium-sized plants that stay relatively compact.
Peperomia Ginny is easy to care for and perfect for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. They are also non-toxic and Pet Safe.
How To Care for Peperomia Ginny
You can pot them up an inch or two once the roots start growing out of the bottom of the pot. Remember that these plants don’t need potting up very often. Because they won’t need fresh soil as often as fast-growing plants, be sure to fertilize during the growing season so they don’t lack nutrients.
The average temperature and humidity in most home environments is perfect for these tropical plants. They love a bright, sunny window, especially during the cooler months but avoid direct summer sun.
Be warned that Peperomia Ginny will show every bit of stress on their leaves. If a leaf is accidentally bumped, it’ll develop a spot there. If the plant gets too dry, the leaves will brown. If it’s kept too wet, the leaves will yellow. They are still easy to care for just not afraid to show their unhappiness.
Read on to learn more about caring for The Tricolor Peperomia ……
USDA Zone 10-12
They don’t like to completely dry out so water when the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry. If you are unsure, stick your finger in the soil. Too much water can cause root rot and spotting on the leaves.
These are typically medium plants growing to around 12 inches wide but can grow larger as they start to trail. Normal peperomia ginny pot size is 3-6 inches.
They prefer bright, indirect light but can grow well in medium-light situations. They will need more light due to the high variegation.
Use a rich potting mix that drains well. Incorporate small pieces of orchid bark and perlite into regular or succulent soil to create more airflow. Compost will add much-needed nutrients.
They are native to subtropical regions and like 50% or higher humidity levels.
Peperomia Ginny is non-toxic and safe for children and pets. Find more pet-safe plants here.
Fertilize every three months during the growing season with Green Grub Insect Frass. You can either make a compost tea to water with every time or sprinkle a layer of fertilizer on top of the soil. If using synthetic, use an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer with a balanced ratio.
Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings and division. Read on for propagation instructions.
How to Propagate Peperomia Ginny
Propagating Peperomia Ginny is a piece of cake. The Rainbow Peperomia can be propagated by cuttings and division. Regular pruning encourages a more bushy plant and division allows the current pot size to be maintained. Pruning and propagating are best done in the spring during active growth.
1. This is easily done while repotting your plant and allows the current pot size to be maintained. Instead of potting up, you divide the plant into 2-3 sections. Once you have the rootball out of the pot, use a sharp knife to cut individual offsets away from the main plant. Make sure to get enough roots to support the new offset.
2. Likewise you can also loosen the rootball with your fingers and gently separate the offset from the main plant.
3. Plant your new offset into a rooting medium, keep moist and wait for the plant to establish.
4. Once your offset is established and growing well. Repot into a pot that is 1 inch larger than the rootball and enjoy your new plant!
1. Take cuttings of healthy stems that have 3-4 leaves. I prefer each stem to be 3-4 inches tall.
2. Plant the stem(s) into a rooting medium and keep the medium moist, not wet. You may also use a clear jar of water for water rooting.
3. Cover with a clear plastic or glass dome so that the leaves do not dry out. Seed starting kits and propagation boxes work well for this.
4. Place your cuttings/ prop box in a warm area with bright indirect light and keep medium moist, not wet.
5. Wait for new growth. Once you have a thriving plant, repot, and slowly acclimate to a less humid environment.