Peperomia Plants

Peperomia Plants
Learn how to care for most varieties of Peperomia!

The Peperomia genus has over 1000 species, but only a dozen or so make for good houseplants. They’re diverse in appearance, some with heart or lance shaped leaves, others almond or oval shaped. Leaves can be solid green, marbled or striped — even gray or red. Native to tropical areas like southern Florida, South and Central America, they can be found on the forest floor, making them suitable for lower light conditions. 

General Care

 

Sunlight

Medium light. Tolerates low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

Water

Water once or twice a week, depending on season. Spring to summer, water as soon as potting mix begins to dry out. Fall to winter, allow mix to dry out almost completely before watering thoroughly.

Humidity

Will tolerate dry air but prefers high humidity. Mist leaves occasionally during spring and summer.

Temperature

Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Peperomia is comfortable.

Size

Remains relatively small and compact, growing to an approximate height of 8”-12”.

Common Problems

Very resistant to disease and pests.

SYMPTOM: Dull, fading leaves

CAUSE: Too much direct sun

SYMPTOM: Wilting

CAUSE: Under watered

SYMPTOM: Wilting, plus leaf loss

CAUSE: Overwatered

SYMPTOM: Browning of leaf edges or tips

CAUSE: Cold drafts

Precautions

Not known to be toxic. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.

Questions? Email help@thesill

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