March 9th, 2020

Pick up a Peperomia from our Showrooms this month!

Visit our Sydney or Melbourne showroom during the month of March and you can purchase a Peperomia!  The Balcony Garden have teamed up with two of our amazing stockists Exotic Nurseries and Gills Nursery who have provided us with super cute and lush Peperomia's, the perfect addition to your plant collection.

The peperomia with its fleshy ornamental leaves is native to many tropical climates, often found in rainforests growing as an epiphyte (on wood). With over 1,000 species available, there is bound to be at least one that would grow well in your home. Peperomia make great house plants as they are easy to grow, are petite in size and have fabulous and diverse foliage. They help purify the air and are safe to have around pets and children. Peperomia Obtusifolia (100mm pot dia - RRP $15)  & Peperomia Polybotrya (140mm pot dia - RRP $20)  - available in Sydney Showroom from Exotic Nurseries Peperomia are easy to propagate, enabling a great way for you to expand your collection so you can share the love with your friends and family. The best time to do this is in late spring/early summer. There are two main ways for propagating peperomia plants – leaf cuttings and stem cuttings. The method you use will depend on the species of peperomia you have so best to do your research. Peperomia  Xiangcao,  Peperomia Ruby Ripple & Peperomia  Scandens Variegata - All 140mm pot dia - RRP $20 - available in Richmond Showroom from Gills Nursery POSITION: Peperomia plants will grow best in bright, indirect light. They will quickly lean towards the light so remember to rotate them. Direct sunlight will burn the leaves. WATER: It’s best to water your peperomia when the soil is dry to touch. In fact, they prefer the soil to dry out between watering, so be careful not to over water as they may get root rot! Many varieties of the house plant can effectively hold water in their thick leaves, so can withstand longer periods without water. SOIL & CARE: Peperomia require well-drained soil. The plant roots require a lot of oxygen, so it’s suggested you mix in some perlite or sand with your potting mix to allow the roots to get the air they need to survive. These plants generally have a small root system so don’t need to be re-potted too often, and typically do better in pots that are on the smaller side. If you have placed an online order and cannot make it to our showroom, ring the team and add on a few plants and we can ship with your order! (Metro Sydney and Melbourne only)   Exotic Nurseries, 676 Old Northern Road, Dural NSW 02 9651 2299 W: IG: @exotic_nurseries Gills Nusery, 266 Bay Rd (enter via Brixton Rd), Cheltenham, Victoria 03 9599 8500 W: IG: @gillsnursery

Sydney Showroom: 02 8363 1144

Melbourne Showroom: 02 8306 0544

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