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Peperomia Pepperspot Care Guide

Last Updated: March 15, 2023

Basic Peperomia Pepperspot Care

This easy to care for plant can be a little difficult to get your hands on but totally worth if you can! Below you’ll find everything you know to help your Peperomia Pepperspot thrive!


Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.


Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.


Medium Humidity

Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise I won’t be a happy plant.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Peperomia Pepperspot Propagation

Luckily propagating your Peperomia Pepperspot is a very easy and normally pretty successful process, this is because you can just take simple cuttings!

How to Propagate a Peperomia Pepperspot

The process for propagating your Peperomia Pepperspot is about as easy as it gets. To start make sure that you have a healthy and mature parent plant, this give your a slightly higher success rate and will also lower the risk of causing problems with the starter plant.

Next, with some clean sharp shears or scissors, snip off some cuttings from the stems. Take these stems and submerge the bases in some water, these should start rooting pretty quickly. Once you have some leaves and a good healthy root ball go ahead and plant them into some good quality potting mix and continue care as normal.

Keep them away from direct sunlight

Peperomia Pepperspot natively grow beneath the Amazonian canopy so don’t deal well with direct light and it can scorch the leaves. You’ll want to find a spot with amble indirect light.

Let the soil dry out between waterings

Peperomia Pepperspots need a good watering every week during summer but you want to make sure that the potting mix has dried out slightly before watering again. This will help to avoid waterlogged soil and root rot. Cut back watering in winter.

They like warm temperatures

Peperomia Pepperspots don’t like to live in cold temperatures so keep them away from drafty windows/doors or AC vents.

Misting will help to boost humidity

Your Peperomia Pepperspot will love you if the humidity level gets a little boost. The best way to do this is to mist the plant a few times a week or use a humidifier. This will go a long way to preventing brown leaves on your Peperomia Pepperspot.

Feed monthly during summer

When it comes to fertilising your Peperomia Pepperspot, we recommend using a weak water-soluble fertiliser once a month during spring and summer to support growth. Cut back on fertiliser completely during winter as growth will be dormant.

Propagate through stem cuttings

The most successful method of propagating a Peperomia Pepperspot is through stem cuttings. Pop the cutting in water and after a few weeks, you should start to see roots appear from the node. Make sure to refresh the water regularly to stop it from stagnating!

Peperomia Pepperspots are toxic for pets

You’ll be pleased to know that Peperomia Pepperspot plants are safe for pets. 


Peperomia Pepperspot FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Peperomia Pepperspot .


Common Problems with your Peperomia Pepperspot

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.


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