Propagating the Peperomia with leaf cuttings
How do you propagate a Peperomia?
The Peperomia consists of a family of no less than 500 family members. Perhaps the best thing is that the plant is related to the pepper. Yeah, you hear that right! De Peperomia loves it when you forget it once in a while. So a little neglect is fine!
Taking cuttings of the Peperomia is almost as easy as taking care of the plant. Just a few supplies and within a few weeks root growth can be seen. Ideal for such a plant.
Propagating the Peperomia in 4 steps
1. Start cleaning
It may sound a bit strange, but cleaning is indeed the first step in cuttings. Don’t you clean the knife you’re going to use? Then you may unnecessarily transfer bacteria to the mother plant or the cutting.
You can free the knife from bacteria by using disinfectant or pure alcohol.
2. Cut the plant bare
Yeah, you hear right! You propagate a peperomia with the leaf. All you have to do is cut loose the leaf just below the stem.
How many cuttings you make is entirely up to you! Whether you want just one or more cuttings. Grab your knife and carefully cut the leaf loose from the plant.
3. Plant it!
Peperomia is best rooted directly in the soil. Stick the stalk attachment just under the soil so that the cuttings can grow roots from it.
It is best to place the cutting under a plastic bag. You can take the plastic bag over the cutting and attach it to the flowerpot. This ensures optimal humidity.
4. Rooting and repotting
After about two weeks the cutting is rooted. You’d better leave the plastic bag. Keep a close eye on the bottom of the cutting. It is important to keep the humidity at a good level.
As soon as you see that new leaf growth is coming, you can remove the greenhouse from the cutting. However, we do recommend keeping the soil moist during the first period.