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The Piper Crocatum is a climbing or trailing vine, that is loved for its colorful leaves, that make it an exotic indoor plant. It has slender stems, with heart shaped leaves that have a very puckered surface. The leaf's underside is a deep maroon and is a sought-out plant by many collectors.
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Height: 12 in - 36 in
Spread: 12 in - 36 in
Light: Bright Indirect
Pet Safe: Toxic
CareGeneral Maintenance: Piper crocatum is a somewhat demanding plant. Steady environmental conditions are essential for its health and development. It is particularly suitable for growing in a large terrarium or special plant window. They are vining in habit and can be supported to climb upon-like a tree trunk or a moss stick or grown in hanging baskets. Prune these plants only to maintain form and control size. Piper crocatum is a sturdy plant yet slow growing.
Temperature: The Pipe Crocatum must have warmth~ do not allow it to get colder then 15 degrees Celsius! Avoid dry air.
Light: Grow these plants in direct filtered sunlight (a translucent blind or curtain is a useful filter). An east or west window is the best place for growing this plant.
Watering: Throughout the year water moderately, enough to make the potting mixture moist throughout, but allowing the top couple of centimetres of the potting mixture to dry out before watering again.
Soil: These plants require a well draining soil mix and a pot with proper drainage.
Fertilizer: Except in midwinter, feed plants every two weeks with standard liquid fertilizer. Piper crocatum do not have a distinct rest period, but they grow less actively in winter.
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