Originally from South America, Peperomia Piccolo Banda is a semi-succulent small houseplant with thick silver-green leaves and dark green-purple veins. This plant is also called Peperomia Piccolo Albovittata, with Albovittata means “with white- silvery stripes”.
Peperomia Piccolo Banda is very forgiving and requires little care. This plant is compact and usually grows up to 8-12" in height. Its small size makes it a perfect desk plant for any home or office.
Peperomia Piccolo Banda has long spike-like green flowers growing from slender red stalks.
Peperomia Piccolo Banda isn't picky when it comes to lighting needs. It prefers medium to bright, indirect sunlight, but it also tolerates lower light conditions and fluorescent lights. Too little light, however, can slow down its growth and makes this plant leggy. Intense direct sun, on the other hand, can make its colors fade.
As a semi-succulent plant, Peperomia Piccolo Banda is drought-tolerant and does not need frequent watering. Check the soil once per week and only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Water thoroughly and drain well after each watering.
The best soil for this plant is rich but well-drained, porous potting soil. A mixture of houseplant potting soil with perlite, peat, and compost is ideal for Peperomia Piccolo.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Peperomia Hope thrives in normal indoor humidity (40-50%).
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
USDA Zone 10-11
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)