Peperomia are low maintenance and slow growing plants that is most suitable for any beginners. Originally found in the South American rainforests, Peperomia are succulent like plant with thick and fleshy leaves, a great choice as an ornamental houseplant.
How to care for your Peperomia
Peperomia grows best in medium to bright light. They adapt easily to low light and fluorescent lighting, but placing them under direct sunlight will scorch its foliage.
Water sparingly, allow the top soil to dry out in between watering. This plant is generally forgiving should you missed watering once in a while. Its succulent like stems and leaves enable it to maintain its vigor during times of drought.
Peperomia appreciates high humidity and this can be achieved with regular misting.
Peperomia are self-sustaining without the need of fertilizers. Should you wish it to grow a little faster you may use any fertilizer made for indoor plants, given when the soil is damp. Remove any salts build up from the fertilizers by draining the plant with water once in a while.
Peperomia is non-toxic to humans and pet friendly.
Feel free to give your plant a trim once a year to maintain its shape with a pair of scissors or pruning shears.
Common Issues for your Peperomia
Why are the leaves or stems turning black?
Peperomia love a consistent watering schedule and do not like to sit in wet soil. When you notice the leaves or stem turning brown r black in color, it is likely that the plant is overwatered which will cause root rots.
It is important to check the soil to confirm the top 3-5cm is completely dry before watering, frequent watering is the most common cause for overwatered plants. As Peperomia tend to recover better when underwatered than overwatered, when in doubt wait for a few more days before watering.
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