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This elegant and easy-going plant doesn’t need much to stay happy. Her pink-edged, marbled leaves are anything but ordinary. The variegated Peperomia is widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions of South America and is of the variety of the “red edge” Peperomia. This plant goes by many other names, such as Peperomia Ginny, Jelly, and Tricolor.
These terms are attributed to the unique foliage of this plant. The leaves of the Peperomia ‘Ginny’ are thick and succulent-like and are decorated by streaks of green and bright cream to yellow variegations. The common name Peperomia ‘Jelly’ comes from the texture of the leaves and their color. The variegated leaves are accentuated by a unique pink to red blush on their margins. The ensemble of this plant makes for a quirky accent in your collection.
- Planter dimesion: ⌀21cm x 14cm ~ ⌀8.5in x 5.5in
- Needs very bright, indirect light, this is key to maintaining a vibrant-colored plant. The ideal spot would be near a window where it can receive full and soft morning light to keep the margins of the leaves colored.
- Can tolerate and thrive under low humidity and prefers soil to dry out in between watering.
- Distilled, filtered, or rainwater is best; tap water is OK too. If using tap water, let it sit overnight to reach room temperature while having some of the chlorine et al evaporate.
- Unlike many other varieties of Peperomia can withstand a bit of light with stronger intensity. The “jelly-like” leaves prevent the plant from becoming too dehydrated from strong light. Despite this, the plant will appreciate being away from direct sunlight as the leaves may get a bit damaged.
- If your windows are South-facing and you can only receive afternoon light, place your plant a few feet away from the window where it can still receive bright light or protect it from too much light by putting up a curtain.
- Peperomias do well under grow light too. If you have a special spot in your home for your plants and they are under a grow light, your Peperomia ‘Ginny’ will do just fine. It may lose some variegation under artificial light.
- A sufficient amount of light will also help your plant produce inflorescence typical of a Peperomia, characterized by a long spadix that can range from being light green to white.
- While most Peperomias aren’t true succulents, Ginny is one of those that can be considered one. Because the leaves and stems of Peperomia clusiifolia are succulent-like, the plant does not need too frequent watering. The leaves store water, and this makes the plant relatively tolerant to dry conditions. The roots are particularly susceptible to rotting if overwatered!
- Common problems: Root and leaf rot, as well as occasional infestations of mealybugs, spider mites, white flies, and fungus gnats.
- Considered non-toxic and no need for a regular fertilizing routine.
- No need to mist Peperomia clusiifolia Ginny, you might even attract fungal issues on the leaves.
- This Peperomia Jelly plant comes ready to display will be the perfect new addition to your plant collection. Planted in a premium organic soil mix and round recycled plastic white planter with drainage hole and no need to repotting.
While we package everything we ship very carefully, the package may be shaken up in transit. Upon receipt, please open the package carefully and replace displaced soil.