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Piper Sylvaticum

Scientific Name: Piper nigrum
Ease of Keeping: Moderate
Rarity: Uncommon

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Did you know that black pepper is harvested from peppercorn, which is in fact, the tiny fruit of the piper plant? (The more you know!) If you aren’t a fan of pepper itself, you’ll still be pleased to own a piper due to its beautiful foliage!

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Quick Care Guide

Water Moderately

This plant can tolerate a drier growing medium, but will do well if you water it regularly. Check that the growing medium is about halfway dry, then water thoroughly. 

Medium Light

This plant will benefit from being in a location with medium indirect light. A few hours of gentle sun will also be enjoyed.

Moderate Humidity

This plant requires a high humidity environment (75% >) to thrive, although it will tolerate a slightly less humid location.

Problems & Maintenance

The piper plant is susceptible to thrips on new growth and spider mites. Check the leaves regularly and run them under water to knock off any pests!

Suitable for Indoors

This is a plant that will live happily indoors so long it is properly cared for. Do not expose this plant to direct sun rays for prolonged periods.

Toxicity Level 2

This plant is poisonous. All Philodendrons contain calcium oxalate which are especially toxic to pets. Keep away from curious animals and young children.


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