Deets: Peperomia Quito is a relatively new addition to the Peperomia family and a welcome one too. With it's colors of pink, crimson,, orange, bronze, amber... just like seeing the colors of that amazing sunset you watched last autumn. Features the same slender flower spikes typical of the genus that are a sure fire sign you've made it happy.
Name(s): Peperomia Quito: Peperomia Caperata
Light: We would recommend not placing your Peperomia in direct light as this could cause the colourings to fade. Medium to bright light should work well for this plant. It may not do so well under low light conditions so make sure you don’t place it too far from a light source. A north or east facing room should be fine for this plant or if you choose to place it in a west or south facing room you may want to pull it back from the window (in the northern hemisphere).
Water: The Peperomia Quito does not need to be watered too often. It has semi succulent leaves which means that if you overwater it the leaves can become squishy and the plant can be susceptible to root rot. Instead wait for your plant to dry out between waterings and then water it thoroughly. If you find it difficult to gauge when the soil has dried out then we would recommend using a moisture meter. You simply stick the probes into the soil and it gives you a reading of how moist the soil is. When the reading says dry give it a drink.
Grower: Beginners, all types
Pet Friendly: Yes