Ripple Peperomia

Learn how to care for the Ripple Peperomia!

Ripple Peperomia

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Learn how to care for the Ripple Peperomia!

The Peperomia genus has over 1000 species, but only a dozen or so make for good houseplants. The Peperomia caperata is one of them. Known for its heart-shaped, deeply puckered leaves, which range in color from rich green to hues of red or silver-gray, depending on variety. Occasionally the Ripple Peperomia will produce thin, cream colored flower stalks. Generally an easy care plant, the Peperomia can become “leggy” if not given enough sun.

General Care

 

Sunlight

Medium to bright 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

Don’t sweat it. Average home humidity is fine; can tolerate dry air.

Temperature

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

Size

Remains relatively small, growing only to an approximate height of 8”.

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.

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