Help with peperomia carperata rosso


AlTerra

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Hi, I have had my peperomia for 5 months now. I'm trying to be very careful with watering, but I must have done something wrong because it has lost a lot of leaves. They are not red from the bottom and dark green from the top anymore.
It is in indirect light (too dark maybe?) during day, but it has an artificial light in the evening because it's winter time. The soil in the pot is dry 1 cm from the top of the flowerpot, I feel that it is slightly damp deeper. Temperature in the room is about 21-22 celsius degrees.
Should I wait with watering?

This is my peperomia at the beginning:
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And now:
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Also these leaves fell off 2 days ago. I just put them into a glass lid. What should I do with them next?

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What should I do to make it as pretty as at the beginning? Any suggestiones welcomed.
 
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This video might be useful to you. Don't be put off by the voiceover!

 
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Perhaps, winter lighting was not enough ...
But reproduction with the help of leaves is possible.

Leaf without a stalk.

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Result.

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Leaf with a stalk.

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A necessary and important condition is a mini greenhouse and good lighting for the entire time of rooting.
You can make a mini greenhouse from a plastic bottle or a cellophane bag. But you need a vent for ventilation. :)
 

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The leaves are very yellow. Sunlight and feeding to the mother plant to see if the leaves perk up. The compost looks very dry as well.
 

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This video might be useful to you. Don't be put off by the voiceover!

Thank you, it's definitely useful :)

The leaves are very yellow. Sunlight and feeding to the mother plant to see if the leaves perk up. The compost looks very dry as well.

Yes, I feel like my peperomia needs more light, but I'm a little bit scared to overwater it.
 
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AlTerra

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Perhaps, winter lighting was not enough ...
But reproduction with the help of leaves is possible.

Leaf without a stalk.

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Result.

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Leaf with a stalk.

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A necessary and important condition is a mini greenhouse and good lighting for the entire time of rooting.
You can make a mini greenhouse from a plastic bottle or a cellophane bag. But you need a vent for ventilation. :)
Thank you very much for the tips. Did you plant them directly into the soil after cutting off? Without water propagation or waiting for roots development?
 
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