Want an ornamental plant for your home that’s easy to care for? Look no further! The Peperomia is an easy to grow, beautiful plant. Today let’s talk all about Peperomia plant care!
Peperomia Plant Basics
I recently got my first Peperomia plant and fell in love! This fairly easy to grow plant has ornamental leaves that add some contracts to most houseplants.
Peperomia plants are in the peppecorn family, Piperaceae. Plants in this family make great houseplants for newbies because they’re easy to grow and clean the air.
They like humid area which make them a great addition to any bathroom. However, they’re very adaptable and can grow in just about any room in your home.
These plants like medium to bright light and don’t like to be overwatered. It’s non-toxic for cats and dogs.
Peperomia Plant Care Tips + Tricks
How Often to Water
A peperomia plant needs to be watered typically weekly. Allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Put a finger into the soil to ensure it has dried out before watering.
Like most plants, they need more water during warmer months and less water in cooler months. Be careful to not overwater them as they won’t thrive that way.
These plants do best in well draining soils potted in a container with a drainage hole. They also do best in smaller containers because they don’t have very many roots.
How Much Light
Peperomia plants do best in medium to bright, indirect light. They can even do ok with artificial light and can tolerate low light. Basically they’re pretty adaptable. 😉
One tell tale sign of not enough light is dropping leaves and losing color.
Peperomia Plant Propagation
I have yet to try to propagate mine, and will update this post once I do. However it is said that you can propagate a peperomia from any part of the plant except the roots!
I’m going to share one way (I’d say the easiest way to propagate a peperomia plant) with you. You can propagate a Peperomia plant the same way you do a pothos. Cut off a stalk of the plant (not just the leaf) and put it in water. I personally like to do the bulk of propagating in water so I know that it actually takes root before planting it!
After a few weeks you’ll begin to see roots form. When that happens you can put it in a pot (remember to use a smaller pot and well draining soil). Mist it and keep it in a humid spot while it’s a baby to encourage growth!
Overall Peperomia plants are a delight to add to any home! I hope these peperomia plant care tips help your new plant to thrive and add joy to your life!