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Video: 5 Original Indoor Plants With Tubular Flowers. List Of Names With Photos - Page 2 Of 6
Among the dozens of species of peperomia (Peperomia), almost all plants claim to be highly decorative. Low, with interesting leaf textures, offering a choice between different sizes and shapes of foliage, peperomias are prized primarily as decorative leafy crops. And their original bloom is often perceived as a nice "bonus".
Low herbaceous perennials with fleshy, often creeping or climbing shoots and equally fleshy and very varied leaves that create dense cushions - peperomias are always easily recognizable despite all their diversity.
Peperomia leaves are whole, most often they sit on a shortened stem in false rosettes. The maximum plant height is limited to 20-30 cm.
Tubular flowers are characteristic of all peperomias, but in most species, the flowering is rather inconspicuous. To appreciate all the originality of flowers on long "legs", it is better to choose one of three favorite species:
- wrinkled peperomia (Peperomia caperata) - a species with wrinkled, surprisingly textured bluish-velvet leaves and beautiful white-light green tubular flowers on red pedicels;
- marble peperomia (Peperomia marmorata) - a plant with silvery stripes on the leaves, seemingly precious and curved long tubular flowers with the same play of reddish pedicel and white tube;
- peperomia polybotrya (Peperomia polybotrya) is a plant with almost perfectly round glossy leaves with a bright color and narrow white flowers collected in loose ears.
Their flowering can be called inconspicuous only if you do not pay attention to the originality of flowers without a perianth.
Peperomia is used in rooms: bathroom, kitchen, study, living room, bedroom
Reproduction methods: stem, apical or leaf cuttings, splitting bushes or seeds
The cultivation of peperomias is possible even for novice growers, but the plants must be provided with the most careful care. Peperomias grow well both in diffused bright light and in partial shade, but the brighter the patterns on the leaves, the more light-loving they are. These crops do not like heat, drafts and temperature fluctuations. But they adore loose fertile soils and are transplanted once every 2 years in the spring.
Wintering: at a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, in bright light
Peperomia care requires gentle watering. Even the slightest waterlogging and inaccurate watering lead to rotting of stems and leaves, and drought leads to their wilting. But on the other hand, peperomias put up well with dry air (to achieve the greatest decorative effect, it is better to provide indicators of 50-60%).
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