Native of the South American rainforests, these easy going, low maintenance plants are great for beginners. Because they are slow growing and compact, they are often confused with succulents.

  • Soil

Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for your Peperomia. They aren’t too picky. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.

  • Watering

Peperomias like to dry out about 2/3 of the way. In the winter months they like to fully dry out, but try not to let it stay dry for too long. These plants are similar to succulents as they collect water in their leaves, so they are able to tolerate draught better than leafier varieties.

  • Sunlight

Your peperomia prefers bright indirect light to thrive. They can tolerate a lower light setting but will grow more slowly.

  • Humidity

Your peperomia will tolerate average household humidity; but, like most plants, they will benefit from a little extra humidity. Use a humidifier, mister, or a pebble tray to add extra moisture to the air.

  • Fertilization

Your peperomia will be happy when fertilized during the spring and summer months, once a month.


  • Pet friendly?

    • Yes-This plant is pet friendly. But to keep it happy, avoid putting it where pets can get it.

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