Peperomia emarginella is a miniature dainty creeping & trailing plant with some of the smallest leaves I’ve seen—I’d say 1/8 inch! The leaves can develop fine white patterning as well once reaching full size. Being so “fine”, this plant is certainly liable to break no matter how well we pack it, so simply take any broken leads and stick ’em in the substrate, they should root without issue. Our 2″ puts consist of generally 3 or more rooted cuttings that have grown over the edge; as always, the smallest shown plant here is our target minimum—expect that, but you might receive more.
General Care Information
Native to Central America, this plant is a true miniature. It can do well in wet conditions, and in my care has seemed to tolerate even significantly low light levels (although it needs higher light levels to thrive). Many report that it grows well as an epiphyte, roots well in moss, can be used to cover branches, fill in gaps, drapes elegantly. The bottom line, a winning plant that over time can really provide for fine textures in a variety of vivarium applications.
About MiniWaters Vivarium Plants
Any plant whose cultivation condition is denoted as “sanitized” has been put through MiniWater’s bleach treatment and have been held in animal-free conditions following this treatment. While we do not guarantee our plants to be disease and pest free, we believe we are offering the lowest-risk plants possible. We encourage all customers to sanitize any plants they purchase from us, or any other vendor or hobbyist, prior to their use with your animals.
Visit www.MiniWaters.fish/vivplants for further details about how we grow our plants animal-free with organic methodologies while integrated pest management protocols, as well as detailed instructions for our bleach-sanitizing process.