Peperomia Pepperspot Care

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 will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Peperomia Pepperspot Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Peperomia Pepperspot is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

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.

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

Unfortunately, Peperomia Pepperspot plants aren’t safe for pets so you’ll want to keep this one out of reach of your furry friends!

Peperomia Pepperspot Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your 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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Without sufficient light, your Peperomia Pepperspot may become leggy as it tries to reach enough light. Move your Peperomia Pepperspot to a slightly sunnier spot and trim away the leggy growth if you prefer.

Yellow leaves on a Peperomia Pepperspot can indicate either too much water or too much sunlight. If the plant gets too much light the yellow patches will look scorched and burnt. Check the soil to see if watering issues it the problem and adjust watering or environment accordingly.

If your Peperomia Pepperspot is dropping leaves then it may be due to cold temperatures or overwatering. Make sure that it’s not near any drafty windows, doors or AC vents and check the soil to see if waterlogged.

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