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Peperomia - Ferreyrae - Happy Bean

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We love Peperomia at Wildehaus - and Peperomia Ferreyrae is no exception. 

Peperomia ferreyrae is commonly known as the happy bean or pincushion peperomia due to its appearance. Also known as the Happy Bean, this peperomia is a perennial epiphyte semi-succulent plant species that differ very much in its appearance from many other peperomia species. Their appearance would not seem to relate to other peperomias that display rounded leaves, but they’re closely related.

Whorled kind of peapod-shaped leaves that are narrowly windowed near the length of the top grow along thick and sometimes tall semi-succulent stems. Stems become tall when the plant matures. The plant grows upright and kind of bushy.

As with other peperomias they require care similar to other succulent plants. Most conditions within a home in temperate regions should be fine to accommodate the plant. Humidity and light are important, as avoiding overwatering.

Greenhouses, conservatories, and windowsills are best-suited places to grow this species.

Light: Bright light without direct sunlight is best suited, although a small amount of direct sun may not do any harm. Not enough light will cause the plant to lack growth.

Water: Underwatering will cause wilting and overwatering can seriously harm the plant, causing plant rot. Water when the soil has become dry and then water thoroughly. During the winter water is much less. Better to water less than overwater as the effects of less watering are easily resolved.

Soil: A peat-based soil is best used that drains well. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or sand is a good mix, such as our WILDEHAUS houseplant soil mix. The medium must drain well and be well aerated, but it requires some kind of water retention for the small roots to absorb nutrients.

Non-toxic to cats and dogs.