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Piper ornatum

Native range: Sulawesi Island (Indonesia)

Known names: Celebes Pepper, Piper crocatum

Hardiness: Best kept above 60°F

Mature Size: ~8'+ vine

Light: Bright, Indirect Light, diffused light, Early Morning Sun

Water: Keep soil evenly moist

Soil: Standard potting soil

Dormancy Period: N/A

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: Grown in 4" pot, shipped semi bareroot. 


Glossy heart-shaped leaves with pink veins and silvery mottles. Brownish purple underside. Vine-growing. Appreciates higher humidity and heat. Avoid noon and afternoon sun. Each leaf can reach ~10". 

Natural white and black cystoliths can be found dotting throughout the plant. Pipers produces crystoliths by expelling calcium oxalate to regulate excess calcium and (to a lesser degree) heavy metals buildup within the plant. These crystals also have exalic acid that helps deter herbivore pests. Crysts come out white and eventually oxidizes to black.

Piper ornatum [4"]

SKU: 2479006403171
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