Loving your Peperomia - Red Edge

The Family of Peperomias is one of the largest out there. They come in all shapes, sizes and different growth patterns too. Easy to care for and pet friendly are features that have made this plant grow in popularity over the years.

 

Light – Although they will tolerate low light, to maintain colour try to place in bright indirect light.

 

Water – Peperomias are much like a succulent where they store water in their leaves. Make sure that when you water, the soil on the top half of the pot is dry. You can stick your finger in to the soil to test this or lift the pot up and test the weight. It’s important to drain all excess water to prevent root rot.

 

Soil – Most indoor plants do well in a basic indoor plant mix. As long as it is well draining your Peperomia will grow. When it is time to repot, usually when you notice it stop growing, make sure to plant in a size no larger then 2” in diameter.

 

Temperature – Keep your Peperomia away from drafts. This can make it dry out too fast and create stress. Keep at a temperature above 15°C.

 

Humidity – Peperomia like a good misting if the air tends to be drier. It doesn’t need high humidity but will thrive in it.

 

Regular Maintenance – As your Peperomia matures you may notice flowers. Not the typical petal flowers, more like green shoots from the top. They don’t smell and the plant won’t be harmed if snipped off. They are pet friendly.  

July 20, 2021 — Jessica Girard

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