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Name: Linniez
Sydney NSW Australia
Linniez
Mar 15, 2018 4:42 AM CST
Hi, I'd like to tag on and ask whats wrong with my pilea.

Its been shipped to me in 1-2 days and leaves droopy, bottom young leaves are yellow with spots and markings, I can't see any insects...

Its in a North East facing window with bright indirect light and I know not to overwater this little guy.

I did repot it when I received it as it was in a tiny nursery pot but didnt look like it was grown in there, it lay loose and the root ball was not matching pot size.

Any ideas???
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 15, 2018 6:36 AM CST
I wonder if the condition of your plant might be due to stress during shipping? If the soil was wet and it experienced temperatures below 50ºF (10ºC) during the time in transit, that may be the cause of the droopy, yellowing, spotted leaves.

If it's original container was too large for the size of the plant, it was a good idea to re-pot into something smaller but it looks like you have it sitting inside another decorative container so just be sure that excess water does not collect in the bottom of that container.

The location where you've placed the plant; warm with bright, indirect light, sounds perfect so hopefully your Peperomia will perk up and do well once it's gotten used to it's new home. Allow the soil to get slightly dry between watering. Good luck!

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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Mar 15, 2018 2:01 PM CST
I agree with Lin that it is reacting to the stress of shipping and possibly the repotting. Remove the discolored leaves, follow Lin;s watering advice, and look for healthy new growth to emerge as an indication you are on course.
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