This is for very experienced plant enthusiast and are very difficult plant that require very high humidity. As such, it has an "Arrive Alive Only" guarantee. It is HIGHLY recommended that you upgrade the shipping to OVERNIGHT for the safety of this plant.
Piper ornatum is sometimes called the "Celebes Pepper". It is sometimes also listed as Piper crocatum. It is a vining species in the Pepper family. It is grown for it ornamental leaves. The glossy, heart shaped leaves are olive green with pink and silver mottling. The back of the leaf is blood red. It is endemic to Indonesia. This tropical vine loves the heat. 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 ornatum:
Shade, temp. 55 to 95 degrees, trailing to 6 to 8 feet or more. Allow to get fairly dry between waterings.
This plant is shipped in a 3 inch pot.
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