Want to buy a Peperomia plant?
The origin of the Peperomia comes from the Amazon in South America. In the wild they like to grow under a tree where it is nice and warm and shady. The Peperomia comes from a family of about 500 species of ornamental leaf plants, these are also related to the peppers. The Peperomia is an easy houseplant and ideal for people who do not yet have a green thumb, since the Peperomia requires little care. In Dutch, Peperomia has several names: Swan duckweed, Dwarf pepper, rat tail or crocodile tear.
Peperomia plant location
The Peperomia prefers a light spot, but certainly not in direct sunlight. It is easy to determine whether the plant is in the right position for the Peperomia, because in general it is: the more variegated the leaf, the lighter the plant should be.
Minimum Temperature Peperomia
During the day 15 °C
At night 12°C
Water the Peperomia plant
The Peperomia does not need much water, once a week will be sufficient. This is because the Peperomia can store water just like succulents, so it does not need much water. This applies to both winter and summer.
Spraying Peperomia plant
The Peperomia does not necessarily need to be sprayed, but you can do this to prevent/remove any dust build-up.
Nutrition Peperomia Plant
The Peperomia can be fed once a month.
Repotting Peperomia plant
The Peperomia does not grow quickly and will therefore not soon be ready for a new pot. We recommend that you repot the Peperomia once every 3 years.
Pruning Peperomia plant
The Peperomia does not grow fast, but it can also become (too) large. If you prefer a smaller, more compact plant, cut the stems. This will cause the Peperomia to branch out.
The Peperomia is not poisonous to humans and pets, but we never recommend eating leaves.
Leaf loss in Peperomia: this is usually due to a too large or too frequent change of temperature or the Peperomia has too little nutrition. Cotton louse: Peperomia is sensitive to cotton louse, so be alert for a cotton-like white mass on the underside of the leaves.