Piper: Greenhouse Plants

T – tropical, minimum of 18°C (65°F)

Family: Piperaceae

Tropical America

The only species widely grown is Piper ornatum from Celebes which needs tropical conditions and either a climbing frame or space to trail down. The leaves are green with a speckling of pink and silver. The backs of the leaves are bright maroon especially when the light shines through them. I would grow them in a light peat-based soil as their root system is never very well developed. When they are established liquid feed regularly. Cuttings are by sections of stem each with two nodes. Cut above the top one, below the bottom one and then cut the bottom leaf off. Rooting will take place quickest at 24°C (75°F).

25. July 2013 by admin
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