Piper methysticum 'Bright Eyes'
Piper 'Bright Eyes' is a rarely found variegated cultivar of P. methysticum. The glossy, green, heart-shaped leaves are splashed with golden yellow near the center of the leaf. P. methysticum is itself a domesticated variety of its wild ancestor Piper wichmannii,. The leaves and stems produce a natural secretion, tiny opaque dots, called cystolyths along with black pepper specs. These little crystals & specs are sometimes thought to be pests, but are not harmful & the plant should be secreting them!
Care of Piper methysticum 'Bright Eyes':
- Indirect light
- 55 to 95 degrees
- Trailing to 6 to 8 feet or more
- Humidity 50-60%
- Keep soil evenly moist but never waterlogged
This plant is shipped in a 3 inch pot.
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