How to Propagate Variegated Cupid Peperomia | Peperomia scandens 'Variegata' Propagation


Variegated Cupid Peperomia, Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'

Botanical name: Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'
Synonym: Peperomia nitida 'Variegata'
Family: Piperaceae
Common names: Variegated Cupid Peperomia, False Philodendron

Variegated Cupid Peperomia (Peperomia scandens 'Variegata') also called False Philodendron can easily be propagated from leaf cuttings, from stem cuttings or by plant division.

Variegated Cupid Peperomia Origin

Variegated Cupid Peperomia is native to South and Central America and Mexico rainforests, where it grows on top of trees.

We have herein below outlined 3 ways of Variegated Cupid Peperomia Propagation.

1. How to propagate Variegated Cupid Peperomia from leaf cuttings in water

Variegated Cupid Peperomia leaf cuttings root easily, therefore there is no need for a rooting hormone. Take leaf cuttings from a healthy Variegated Cupid Peperomia and ensure each leaf cutting has a petiole.

Allow some time for the formation of a protective callus tissue over the cuts of the leaf cuttings to prevent rotting.

Place the callused leaf leaf cuttings in a jar of clean plain water or in a propagation station and change the water every 5-7 days.

Place the set up in warm, well-lit place until growth begins at the base of the cuttings leaf petiole. Allow enough time for substantial growth of the roots and new leaves.

Transfer the rooted cuttings to individual pots in moist, free-draining soil and place in bright, indirect light. For a fuller Variegated Cupid Peperomia, plant several plants in one pot.

Maintain the soil moist until the new Variegated Cupid Peperomias are well established after which you can begin Variegated Cupid Peperomia Routine Care.

Variegated Cupid Peperomia, Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'

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2. How to propagate Variegated Cupid Peperomia from stem cuttings

Variegated Cupid Peperomia stem cuttings root easily, therefore, there is no need for a rooting hormone.

Take stem cuttings of about 4-5 in. length from a healthy Variegated Cupid Peperomia and ensure each cutting has at least 2 sets of leaves.

Allow some time for the formation of a protective callus tissue over the cuts of the cuttings to prevent rotting.

Once callused, insert the Variegated Cupid Peperomia stem cuttings in moist, free-draining soil and place in warm, well-lit place.

Maintain the soil moist until new growth emerges and substantial growth has been observed.

Transfer the rooted Variegated Cupid Peperomia stem cuttings to individual pots and begin Variegated Cupid Peperomia Routine Care. For a fuller plant, transfer several cuttings in one pot.

Variegated Cupid Peperomia, Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'

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3. How to propagate Variegated Cupid Peperomia by plant division

Water the Variegated Cupid Peperomia thoroughly at least 1 day before to make it easier to divide and also hasten establishment. A well hydrated plant suffers less shock and takes a shorter time to take root.

Take out your Variegated Cupid Peperomia from its pot and divide it into several sections. Ensure each section has adequate roots to hasten establishment.

Pot these sections in individual pots in moist, free-draining soil and place the set up in a warm, well-lit place.

Maintain the soil moist until new growth emerges on your Variegated Cupid Peperomia sections. Allow the new Variegated Cupid Peperomia to be well established before transplanting after which you can begin Variegated Cupid Peperomia Routine Care.

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