Basic Peperomia Hope Care
Peperomia Hope plants are a little different to your standard succulent as they like higher humidity levels and more water which confuses a lot of plant parents! Below you will find our completely Peperomia Hope care guide with all the information you need to help your plant thrive.
Bright Indirect Light
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.
Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise I won’t be a happy plant.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.
Bright but indirect light is best for your Peperomia Hope
Peperomia Hope can deal with some medium light but prefers to grow in bright spots with indirect light. You want to make sure you keep them away from direct light as this can scorch the leaves.
Keep the soil moist but not soggy
It’s important to get the right balance when watering your Peperomia Hope as they like to have some moisture in the soil but won’t be happy sitting in pools of soggy soil. Make sure the potting mix has a chance to dry out before watering again.
Peperomia Hope plants love a little humidity boost
Whilst it doesn’t have to be much, Peperomia Hope plants will really love it if you boost the humidity a little for them every once in a while. This can be done by misting the leaves or using a humidifier.
Keep them away from cold drafts
If there is one thing Peperomia Hope plants don’t like it’s really cold weather. Whilst the average room temperature in your home will be fine for them, they will start to struggle if placed next to draft windows or doors in winter.
Propagate your Peperomia Hope plant through stem cuttings
Peperomia Hope is one of the easiest plants to propagate. All you have to do is take a stem or leaf cutting and place in water. After a few weeks, you should start to see roots forming and your cuttings will soon be ready to be pot into fresh soil.
Peperomia Hope plants are safe for pets
Luckily, Peperomia plants in general are non-toxic to pets which means you don’t need to worry about your furry friends or any small children being around your Peperomia Hope.
It also means that you don’t need to wear protective gear when handling, repotting or propagating your Peperomia Hope.
Peperomia Hope FAQs
Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Peperomia Hope.
Are Peperomia Hope plants easy to care for?
Peperomia Hope plants aren’t total beginner houseplants as they can be a little fussy to care for. They aren’t like your standard succulent plants as they love high humidity and more water which can be a little confusing.
Are Peperomia Hope plants toxic?
Luckily Peperomia Hope plants are non-toxic and completely safe!
How much sunlight does my Peperomia Hope need?
Whilst they can sometimes adapt to medium light levels, Peperomia Hope plants prefer bright indirect light. It’s also important to keep them away from intense direct light as it will dry out those circular leaves.
How often should I be watering my Peperomia Hope?
Whilst you want the potting mix to dry out between waterings, you don’t want to leave it dry for too long as Peperomia Hope plants like more water than most other succulent types.
Common Problems with your Peperomia Hope
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Why are the leaves on my Peperomia Hope going yellow?
Too much sunlight is the main cause of yellow Peperomia Hope leaves. Try to move your plant to a slightly shadier spot over summer to stop the leaves being scorched.
What is causing my Peperomia Hope to be leggy?
Leggy growth on a Peperomia Hope is caused by a lack of sunlight. This is quite common over winter as the days are shorter. Try to move your plant to a slightly sunnier spot and trim away the leggy growth if you prefer.
Why is my Peperomia Hope plant losing leaves?
Consistent overwatering is the most common reason why Peperomia Hope plants lose their leaves. Inspect the soil to see if it is waterlogged and replace with fresh dry potting mix if needed. Trim away the worst affected roots and leaves to encourage new healthy growth and cut back on watering as much as you did before.