Benny, the Taco Plant Peperomia

Peperomia axillaris
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SKU: TACO.1587 Category:

**Our online shop will be restocked December 28th, but you can always call before then for local availability! 970-223-4769

Meet Benny! His life motto is “Tacos for All!” and he is not wrong. So many little rolled taco leaves on each stem. He is one bold, taco-folding individual! As a semi-succulent, Benny says please chill with the watering. But as a native to tropical climates, he loves humidity and would love his habitat to include a humidity tray or a daily spritzing.

We recommend planting this plug in our Cactus & Succulent soil.

This plant ships as a 1″ fully rooted starter plant, as shown in the second photo. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
If you order multiple plants, we put them together in one pot so they stay moist and insulated. If you think we haven’t sent the full order, please take out the plants from the pot first to count them.

**Winter Shipping** Our plants are considered tropical and cannot survive for extended periods in temperatures below 40° F. Even if it’s warm where you are, remember that these plants are shipping from Northern Colorado! We require that you order a heat pack to add to your shipping box, this will help protect your plants from cold and frost. We will activate it as soon as it ships and it heats for 72+hours. Please understand we will not be responsible at all for damage due to cold weather if a heat pack is not added to the order. So, show your plants some love and get them a warming buddy!
(One heat pack is sufficient for a whole order)

Purchase heat pack HERE

Last day to order with Priority Shipping: Sunday November 21st by noon MST
Last day to order with FedEx: Sunday November 28th by noon MST
Ordering will resume as normal on Tuesday, December 28th

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  • Botanical name: Peperomia axillaris
  • Needs bright indirect light. Only place this plant in a southern or western window if it does not receive any direct sun.
  • Considered semi-succulent so be careful not to overwater.
  • Loves humidity, does great in a terrarium.
  • Non-toxic to pets and people
  • Skill Level: Beginner