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Happy Bean in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Peperomia Ferreyrae

 

Happy Bean

The leaves look very similar to French beans. Each leaf has a clearly visible, dark green groove along the top, which reinforces its similarity to a tasty legume. But despite its look, the leaves are not edible. They are fleshy and grow upwards in attractive tight rosettes that look like green stars. Peperomia are slow growing tropical annuals and perennials that are easy to care for under average room or conservatory conditions. They have striking foliage with red stems. The foliage is fleshy, often with variegation. The fowers are insignificant. These plants need a minimum temperature of 10C.

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plant Features
  • Happy Bean likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Happy Bean likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Happy Bean is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Happy Bean likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Happy Bean

Latin name

Peperomia Ferreyrae

type

Perennial

family

Piperaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Happy Bean likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Happy Bean is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Happy Bean likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Happy Bean likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Happy Bean is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Peperomia Ferreyrae

The leaves look very similar to French beans. Each leaf has a clearly visible, dark green groove along the top, which reinforces its similarity to a tasty legume. But despite its look, the leaves are not edible. They are fleshy and grow upwards in attractive tight rosettes that look like green stars. Peperomia are slow growing tropical annuals and perennials that are easy to care for under average room or conservatory conditions. They have striking foliage with red stems. The foliage is fleshy, often with variegation. The fowers are insignificant. These plants need a minimum temperature of 10C.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Plants can be divided at potting time. They are removed and separated into smaller pieces, each with a few roots attached. Leaf or stem cuttings can also be taken in the spring or summer. The lower leaves of the shoots are removed and a cut is made below the bottom node (joint). They are then laid on a bench for an hour or two to allow a protective callus tissue to form over the cuts. They are then inserted in a propagating case with bottom heat of 70-75 degrees F. It is best not to seal the top completely, as the plants are semi-succulent in nature and excessive humidity is detrimental. When enough roots have formed, cuttings can be planted in 3-inch pots or in hanging baskets.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Peperomia like their feet in a peat based compost rather than soil. Avoid frequent repotting. If necessary, after several years, transfer to a slightly larger pot in spring. Place in a bright and shady spot, away from direct sunlight, in average warmth, not less than 50f - 55f in winter.

 
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