Learn how to care for most varieties of Peperomia!
The Peperomia genus has over 1,000 species, but only a dozen or so are suitable as houseplants. They’re diverse in appearance, some with heart or lance shaped leaves, others almond or oval shaped. Their 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.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water once or twice a week, depending on season and light levels provided. 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.
Will tolerate dry air but prefers high humidity.
Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Peperomia is comfortable.
Remains relatively small and compact, growing to an approximate height of 8”-12”.
Very resistant to disease and pests.
SYMPTOM: Drooping plant coupled with dry potting mix
CAUSE: Underwatered, thirsty plant
SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves and/or blackstems
Not known to be toxic. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.
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