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Raindrop Peperomia Care
Basic Peperomia Raindrop Care
Often mistaken for Pilea plants, Peperomia Raindrop plants are actually quite different and a lot easier to care for. They won’t grow taller than 1 foot so are perfect houseplants for anyone with a small space.
Bright Indirect Light
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.
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.
Detailed Raindrop Peperomia Care Information
Whether you're looking to make sure your Raindrop Peperomia is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
Keep the light bright, but indirect
Peperomia Raindrop plants need quite a bit of sunlight to thrive but you want to make sure they aren’t getting too much direct light. During summer the sun will be quite intense and direct light will scorch and dry out the leaves.
Water your Peperomia Raindrop moderately
Peperomia Raindrops do like some moisture in their soil and will struggle if the potting mix is too dry for long periods of time. But make sure you don’t overwater as this will very quickly lead to root rot and a whole host of issues for your plant.
They like warm temperatures
As they are native to the tropics, Peperomia Raindrop prefer to grow in slightly warmer temperatures and will struggle if placed next to a drafty window or door during winter.
Try to increase the humidity a little
To keep your Peperomia Raindrop happy we recommend misting every few days as this will increase the humidity around your plant. Misting will also get rid of any dust that has built up on the leaves which is a bonus!
Peperomia Raindrop plants are safe for pets and humans
Luckily Peperomia Raindrop are non-toxic so you don’t need to worry about having the around children or pets who might try and nibble on the leaves.
Propagate using a stem cutting
The most successful way of propagating a Peperomia Raindrop is to use a stem cutting. Simply snip off the top few leaves along with a small portion of the stem and place in water. Over the next few weeks, you should see roots start to develop on your cutting! We find this is more successful than propagating with a leaf cutting but it is possible too.
Raindrop Peperomia FAQs
Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Raindrop Peperomia.
Raindrop Peperomia plants need to be watered moderately as they don’t like super soggy soil but also will struggle if the potting mix is too dry for too long. Monitor the moisture levels in the soil to figure out how much water your plant needs and make sure to increase this during summer.
Whilst Raindrop Peperomias can adapt to lower light levels, you’ll often see small or stunted growth. Ideally, you’ll want to find a spot with bright but indirect light for your Raindrop Peperomia to avoid it being burnt by direct sunshine.
Luckily Raindrop Peperomia plants are completely safe and non-toxic for pets and humans!
Whilst they aren’t totally low maintenance, the Raindrop Peperomia is definitely a bit easier to care for than a Pilea (Chinese Money Plant) as they can adapt to a wider range of environments.
Raindrop Peperomia plants don’t really get that big and you won’t see them often grow about 1 foot, making them perfect for small spaces and homes.
Raindrop Peperomia 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 Raindrop Peperomia.
Common Problems with your Raindrop Peperomia
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.
The most common cause of yellow leaves on a Peperomia Raindrop is overwatering. Check the soil to see whether is it waterlogged and clumpy and replace if necessary. Adjust your watering schedule going forward and continue to monitor how long it takes for the soil to dry out before watering again.
Aside from watering issues which can cause brown or yellow spots on the leaves, another common cause is pests. Spider mites and mealybugs are known to infect Peperomia Raindrop so inspect the leaves (especially the undersides) to see if you can spot any pests. Isolate your plant to stop the spread to other plants, wash it down and treat with insecticide.
Small growth can be caused by a range of factors. Either you are fertilising too much or it is caused by a lack of sunlight. Small and leggy growth is common in winter as your plants will be getting less light. Move your Peperomia Raindrop to a brighter spot and trim away the small growth if you prefer.
Simple Raindrop Peperomia Care Requirements
It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Peperomia Polybotrya.
These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.
|Common Name||Raindrop Peperomia|
|Latin Name||Peperomia Polybotrya|
|Light||Bright Indirect Light|
|Soil Type||Potting Soil|