Sometimes this Peperomia is mistaken for another member of its genus, the Peperomia 'Watermelon'. It displays a similar watermelon-looking leaf pattern. Because of this, it is often referred to as the Mini Watermelon!
Grow Pot Size: 3" and 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-12” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
Its semi-succulent leaves have a smooth fleshy texture to them. These leaves are specially adapted for holding water. They can be forgiving if you miss the occasional watering, as long as you don't make it a habit! Overall the ‘Parallel’ peperomia is easy to care for!
Peperomia 'Parallel’ Care Tips
Binomial Name:Peperomia puteolata
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium light with no direct sun
Water: Water when the top 2” of the soil is dry
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Peperomia 'Parallel’ Story
Where is it from? The Peperomia 'Parallel’ origins are in South America!
Who is the Peperomia 'Parallel’? This particular plant, much like the Peperomia ‘Hope’, is a trailing peperomia. The red woody stems like to arch over their containers and hang downwards.
Good For You! Pet Friendly! Peperomia are one of the few plant genus out there that are pet-friendly!
Is the Peperomia 'Parallel’ the right plant for me?
Peperomia plants are perfect for beginners! They have a wide variety of colors and textures. Luckily, the thick stems and leaves act similar to the succulent plant and don’t require water as often as other plants since they can store water for longer periods of time. The plants do prefer bright to medium light with no direct sun.
Pet Friendly: Yes, this plant is pet-friendly!
Location Suggestions: Peperomia 'Parallel’ works well in just about every location you put them in. Try placing it in a macrame hanger or on a bookshelf where they have plenty of room to grow.
Prefers bright to medium light with no direct sun
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering
Peperomia enjoys being root bound so repotting every 12-18 is not necessary.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Gently place the plant under a shower head to remove any dust or debris.
Yellowing is a sign of overwatering. Whereas browning is from a lack of water.
General Information About Your Plant
The leaves elliptic in shape and grow in a whorled pattern around the stem.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.