4" Piper Crocatum
Light: Grow these plants in direct filtered sunlight (a translucent blind or curtain is a useful filter). An east or west window is the best place for growing this plant.
Temperature: Piper crocatum must have warmth – a minimum of 15°C (59°F) – or they will shed most of their leaves. They do not flourish if subjected to fluctuating temperatures and dry air. Keep the temperatures as constant as possible and increase the humidity by standing pots on shallow trays of moist pebbles. Mist-spray the foliage once a week.
Watering: Throughout the year water moderately, enough to make the potting mixture moist throughout, but allowing the top couple of centimetres of the potting mixture to dry out before watering again.
Feeding: Except in midwinter, feed plants every two weeks with standard liquid fertilizer.