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Peperomia Care

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Meet Peperomia

The Peperomia is a perennial epiphyte native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. Peperomia plants are  excellent air purifiers. They are very easy to care for and require similar care habits to most succulents making them a great addition to any desk or shelf.

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Light

Peperomia plants grow well in the bright indirect light provided by a west or east-facing window. These plants can even grow under fluorescent lights. Insufficient light causes the slow-growing peperomia plant to stop growing altogether. Direct sunlight burns the leaves.

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Water

Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before you water. Over watering, resulting in root rot, is the main cause of serious Peperomia plant problems. It’s best to water these plants from the bottom. This technique keeps the leaves dry and helps prevent plant diseases. The thick leaves of peperomia plants hold water and allow the plant to withstand long periods without moisture.

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Humidity

Medium

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Temperature

Warm temperatures between 60°-80°  F are best. Temperatures below 50°-55° F and cold drafts from windows and doors damage peperomia plant leaves.

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Difficult Level

Easy

   Common Problems Q&A

 Why are my leaves turning yellow?

The main reason this happens is due to over watering. You should only water your Peperomia when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. When you water your plant allow the water to flow freely from the drainage holes and discard any excess water in the saucer to prevent root rot.  

Why are my leaves limp and drooping?

This is likely due to under watering. Peperomias do not like to be kept consistently moist but they should not be under watered either. You should maintain a consistent watering schedule and water your Peperomia when the top 2-3 inches are dry. 
 
Why is my Peperomia experiencing leaf loss?

Your plant may be in an area that is too cold. Peperomia plants do best in temperatures between 60°-70° F.

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Peperomia Thailand - House Plant Shop
Peperomia Thailand - House Plant Shop
Peperomia Thailand - House Plant Shop

Peperomia Thailand

$11.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia
  • Common Names: Peperomia, Radiator Plant
  • Description: The Peperomia is a perennial epiphyte native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It's short and sturdy stems wield thick, circular leaves which are a deep jade color and retains most of its water. The Peperomia is very easy to care for and requires similar care habits to most succulents making it a great addition to any desk or shelf.
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Peperomia 'Watermelon' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Watermelon' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Watermelon' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Watermelon' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Watermelon'

$16.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia
  • Common Name(s): Watermelon Peperomia, Watermelon Begonia, 
  • Description: Native to northern South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela. The plant is not closely related to either watermelons or begonias. These terms relate to the shape, markings and texture of the leaves. Growing to 20 cm tall. It is a perennial with asymmetrical oval green leaves, slightly fleshy, strikingly marked with curved silver stripes, and red stems. Tiny green flower spikes appear in summer.

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Peperomia 'Ginny' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ginny' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ginny' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ginny' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Ginny'

$11.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia clusiifolia
  • Common Names: Ginny
  • Description: The Ginny is compact tropical plant variegated oval-shaped leaves with red edges. Peperomias are very low maintenance as its thick leaves retain large amounts of water.
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Peperomia 'Marble' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Marble' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Marble' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Marble'

$4.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia
  • Common Names: Marble Peperomia, Radiator Plant
  • Description: The Peperomia is a perennial epiphyte native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It's short and sturdy stems wield thick, circular leaves which are a deep jade color and retains most of its water. The Peperomia is very easy to care for and requires similar care habits to most succulents making it a great addition to any desk or shelf.
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Peperomia 'Frost - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Frost - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Frost

$24.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia griseoargentea
  • Common Names: Ivy Peperomia, Silver Leaf Peperomia, Ivy Leaf Peperomia
  • Description: The Peperomia is a perennial epiphyte native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It's short and sturdy stems wield thick, circular leaves which are a deep jade color and retains most of its water. The Peperomia is very easy to care for and requires similar care habits to most succulents making it a great addition to any desk or shelf.
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Peperomia 'Glabella' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Glabella' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Glabella' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Glabella' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Glabella'

$11.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia
  • Common Names: Glabella, Cypress Peperomia
  • Description: This peperomia variety is much like most peperomias as they are very easy to care for and its deep jade oval-shaped leaves retain much of its water. These evergreen, sometimes succulent houseplants may be either rosette-forming or erect with trailing stems. Though peperomia produce greenish- white, panicle-like flower spikes, they are grown primarily for their foliage.
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Peperomia 'Green Bean' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Green Bean'

$11.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia ferreyrae
  • Common Names: Green Bean, pincushion peperomia
  • Description: This succulent like epiphyte would not appear to be a peperomia due to its peapod-like leaves but requires the same easy care as most succulents and peperomias. Its green stems will grow in an upward fashion and would be a great and unique addition to any desk or shelf. 
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Peperomia 'Rosso' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Rosso' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Rosso'

$12.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata 'Rosso'
  • Common Names: Peperomia Rosso, Eden Rosso
  • Description: The Rosso has very distinctive pointed leaves with an attractive flowering variety with striking red undersides and deeply grooved glossy green leaves. Native to tropical Brazil, this plant will require similar care to most peperomias and succulents.
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Peperomia 'Ripple' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ripple' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ripple' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ripple' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Ripple'

$12.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata
  • Common Names: Emerald Ripple Pepper, Ripple Peperomia, Caperata Ripple
  • Description: Ripple Peperomia is a tropical plant in the Piperaceae family that is commonly used as a houseplant in temperate climates. It is a tropical evergreen herbaceous shrub that is erect and bushy and grows up to 8" tall. It is epiphtic in the jungles of South America where it is native. This plant is decorative and deeply furrowed nature, its heart-shaped leaves and cream-colored, spiked inflorescence add interest to it. Leaf attachment is sub-peltate and this plant is commonly used as an interior specimen or a desktop plant.
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Peperomia 'Ruby Glow' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ruby Glow' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ruby Glow' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Ruby Glow' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Ruby Glow'

$12.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia graveolens
  • Common Names: Peperomia, Radiator Plant, Ruby Glow Peperomia, Ruby Peperomia
  • Description: The Peperomia is a perennial epiphyte native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It's short and sturdy stems wield thick, circular leaves which are a deep jade color and retains most of its water. Peperomia is very easy to care for and requires similar care habits to most succulents making it a great addition to any desk or shelf.
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Peperomia 'Emerald Ripple' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Emerald Ripple' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Emerald Ripple' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Emerald Ripple' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Emerald Ripple'

$24.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia
  • Common Names: Peperomia, Radiator Plant
  • Description: The Peperomia is a perennial epiphyte native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It's short and sturdy stems wield thick, circular leaves which are a deep jade color and retains most of its water. The Peperomia is very easy to care for and requires similar care habits to most succulents making it a great addition to any desk or shelf.
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Peperomia 'Rana Verde' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Rana Verde' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Rana Verde' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Rana Verde' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Rana Verde' - House Plant Shop
Peperomia 'Rana Verde' - House Plant Shop

Peperomia 'Rana Verde'

$11.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia
  • Common Names: Rana Verde, Radiator Plant
  • Description: The Peperomia is a perennial epiphyte native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It's short and sturdy stems wield thick, circular leaves which are a deep jade color and retains most of its water. The Peperomia is very easy to care for and requires similar care habits to most succulents making it a great addition to any desk or shelf.
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