Peperomia - I need help!

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by 2manyplants, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. 2manyplants

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    I kept a beautiful new peperomia plant in my basement over the winter and it did very well. Healthy, full. Then this past weekend, I brought it upstairs and put it on my deck. It probably went down to 45 degrees overnight but has been in the 70's during the day. I live in the mountains of western North Carolina. Anyway, I also watered it well, maybe too well. Now it is slumping over. After seeing my poor peperomia, I ran to the computer and read that I need to keep it inside at a constant temperature and keep the soil on the dry to moist side. Oops! So, finally to my question: should I repot it to get it out of that wet soil? If not, what should I do? I don't want to lose it. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Rima

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    For one thing, you probablly shocked heck out of it going straight from your bsmt to the deck. Just a couple of early a.m. and latish p.m. hrs for the first ten days would have been a good idea, then only carefully into midday sun. Continuing to water now though is probably not a great idea, though do remember (for next time) that being outdoors it would need water more often than indoors.
     
  3. Nature Obsessed

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    Good luck with that! I hope it turns out well.
     
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    Thank you both for your replies. I still do not know if I should repot it? Thanks. By the way, it is a peperomia trinervula.
     
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    If you slide it out of the pot and the roots look to be taking over, repot it. If not, don't.
     
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    Yes, what he/she said. :)
     

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