Sam Gelon
 
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  • Who am I?
    Am I a watermelon peperomia?
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      Erin Wow that variegation is beautiful!
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      Pei Second that! A watermelon peperomia 🍉
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      Kyler Hurley Yes this is definitely Watermelon Peperomia! So pretty!
  • Pilea Question
    Hi there, I got this Pilea last week at the UWS store. I noticed a few days ago that the stems in the center of the plant, as well as the incoming stem growing, have started to turn brown. Should I be concerned? What does it mean? 
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      PlntNrd Are you talking about the reddish color of the 2-3 stems in the very center? This is normal. This is only happening with the center leaves, because they are the newest/youngest. As they age, their color will change to the green that you see of the older stems. The only thing I might be concerned about is, from the pic, it looks like the Pilea Pep is planted a little deep. The stems coming from below the soil makes it look like the base of the plant is totally covered. I could be wrong and seeing something that just looks that way in the pic, but if it is planted too deep in the soil, that could eventually lead to rot. Especially, since The Sill pots do not have a drainage hole. Just be aware that, while they do add Lava rocks, there is not a drainage hole. So be very careful when watering. If you add too much and it’s above the drainage layer, the soil won’t dry out and the plant will constantly be sitting in wet soggy soil.
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      Pei [291971,Sam Gelon] It looks super happy to me 😁
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      Erin Hi Sam! If they aren't mushy, which it doesn't look like they are from the photo, I think you're OK! Mine at home is in very bright direct light, and I noticed that's made some of the stems darker, as well as the edges of the leaves a bit of a dark red. Almost like a slight sunburn, but the plant seems super happy otherwise.
  • Help!
    Hi there! I got this Pilea at the UWS store almost a month ago. The leaves have grown in size, and the baby seems to be growing too, but both growing at a very slow rate (not too concerned about that though since it’s winter). However, as you can see, some of the leaves have brown spots on them, should I be concerned? Also, the newest leaves in the middle of the momma plant are yellow and curled — what should I do?! I have been cautious about watering, making sure the soil is completely dry first, however, this little plant still seems to be struggling. Would love some tips!
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      Elana Definitely check first for root rot but if it’s not that the brown spots could be a fungal infection. It would have come from getting water on the leaves. Just remove those leaves so it doesn’t spread and make sure not to get water on them in the future.
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      Pei Agreed with [291426,jenna] ! It looks like you overwater it. I suggest to take the plant out the pot to carefully examine the root system. Clean off any mushy, black roots.
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      jenna It looks like you may be overwatering. That’s a classic sign for those brown spots on the leaves. Does your planter have drainage?
  • Who am I?
    Hi there, any idea what type of plant this is?