Skip to content
Free Shipping Over $60!
Free Shipping Over $60!

How to Care for Peperomia Houseplants

Peperomia are great plants to keep in your house for they are easy to take care of which makes them the perfect plant for beginning plant parents. This plant has different that come in many forms and colors, some have marbled variegation while some are simply green but still are lovely. 

The peperomia plant is commonly known as the Radiator plant and Peperomia is its scientific name. They belong to the Piperaceae family of the Plantae kingdom. They generally have thick stout stems and fleshy leaves that can grow no higher than 12 inches. 

Peperomias are native to the Amazon region of South America a place is known to be warm and shady. They are grown as houseplants usually because of their beautiful foliage but sometimes it’s because of their flowers. 

The peperomia is viewed as something lucky in Brazil. They are given as a reassuring gift that everything will be alright. Its name is derived from the Greek peperi meaning pepper and homoios, which means resembling.

They work as great air purifiers and are easy to take care of, to prove that, here are just some of their care guides. 

1. For Sunlight

Peperomia plants are happiest in bright indirect light. They will be happiest when put next to a window all day. The can also grown under fluorescent light. If Peperomias do not get enough light they will stop growing. They are slow growers to begin with, so if you want growth you gotta give them light!

2. Water

Wait until half of the soil is dry throughout. They like to be dry, so this can mean a couple weeks without water. Root rot is the most common cause of death for Peperomias. We water our Peperomias from the bottom up. This way the plant only drinks what they want and you can avoid waterboarding them.

3. Temperature

Peperomia plants prefer temps between 65-85F. Anything below 60F will stop their growth and main cause irreparable damage.

4. Fertilizer

Generally, peperomias do fine without fertilizer. If you'd like fuller or faster growth, feed them once a month with an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer.

5. Soil

Peperomia plants normally settle in the wild and their roots go near a slightly decaying bark of a tree. It is best to plant these plants in soil that mimics these conditions. An orchid potting mix will be just fine or a regular potting soil that is lightened with peat moss will work as well. 


6. Propagating

The easiest way to propagate these plants will be through its cutting. To do this you can just simply cut a leaf with at least a 1-inch stem along with it then you can just simply plant it in potting soil and wait for the roots to grow. 

7. Repotting

Peperomias are plants that are slow growers therefore can live in a relatively small container for a while. They also have no problem with being rootbound so the only sign you need to watch out for is when they you see some roots coming out of the pot’s drainage holes. 

    Peperomias Available

     

    Photo Credits:

    myfrondsarecool
    wildwoodlove
    plantsoultherapy
    cactosnoterraco
    dedaunan.segerr
    thecurlythymes
    lajardineranovata
    wateringcanindia

     

     

     

     

     

    Shop Our Latest

    • Big Plant Bundle

      Money Tree + Fiddle Leaf Fig Large plants change a room in an instant. Get closer to that jungle transformation you always wanted and gain a friend...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      Current price $287.18
      $287.18 - $287.18
      Current price $287.18
      Current price $287.18
      $287.18 - $287.18
      Current price $287.18
    • Furry Friends Bundle

      Parlor Palm + Spider Plant These non-toxic plants and faux & preserved options are extra inviting for those who share their home with cats, dog...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      Current price $118.39
      $118.39 - $118.39
      Current price $118.39
      Current price $118.39
      $118.39 - $118.39
      Current price $118.39
    • Money Bundle

      Money Plant + Money Tree According to Feng shui, Money Plant is used to enhance the energy of wealth and prosperity in the Wealth and Money Bagua a...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      Current price $131.18
      $131.18 - $131.18
      Current price $131.18
      Current price $131.18
      $131.18 - $131.18
      Current price $131.18
    • Dracaena Marginata Cane

        Dracaena Marginata Cane  a member of the Dracaena family (Asparagaceae), and is often referred to by its common name, Madagascar Dragon Tree. Th...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      $83.99
      $54.00 - $83.99
      Current price $83.99
      $83.99
      $54.00 - $83.99
      Current price $83.99
    • DIY Miniature Indoor Bonsai Tree Garden - Japanese Black Pine Tree

      GROW YOUR OWN BONSAI TREE: This DIY kit include everything needed to start growing your popular Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai. The leaves of this...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      $64.99
      $64.99 - $64.99
      Current price $64.99
      $64.99
      $64.99 - $64.99
      Current price $64.99
    • Gift Card

      Can't decide what to buy? The best gift is a plant, so if you buy a gift card for a plant you've made a great decision!

      Comfort Plants
      $50.00
      $50.00 - $200.00
      Current price $50.00
      $50.00
      $50.00 - $200.00
      Current price $50.00
    • Matte Finish Cylinder Pot - 5.5 Inch

      The ceramic cylinder planters have a saucer so you don't have to worry about your plant dripping water. The planters come in five colors. Available...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      $45.00
      $45.00 - $45.00
      Current price $45.00
      $45.00
      $45.00 - $45.00
      Current price $45.00
    • Ceramic Contour Pot - 5 Inch

      A hanging pot perfect for 4 inch plants.  Enjoy a beautiful porcelain ceramic, uniquely shaped and hand finished with matte white glaze. Promotes h...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      $40.00
      $40.00 - $40.00
      Current price $40.00
      $40.00
      $40.00 - $40.00
      Current price $40.00
    • Bonsai Tree Garden DIY grow kit with Japanese Maple Tree Seeds

      GROW YOUR OWN BONSAI TREE: This DIY kit include everything needed to start growing your popular Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai. The leaves of this tree...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      $17.00
      $17.00 - $17.00
      Current price $17.00
      $17.00
      $17.00 - $17.00
      Current price $17.00
    • House Plant Root Rot Treatment / 8oz / Root Supplement Fertilizer

      House Plant Root Rot Treatment fortifies your plant against root rot. By promoting healthy root systems, your plants are better able to absorb nutr...

      View full details
      Comfort Plants
      $29.72
      $29.72 - $29.72
      Current price $29.72
      $29.72
      $29.72 - $29.72
      Current price $29.72

    See Why Everyone’s Smiling

    “She was wrapped with great care and so arrived happy and moist! We are beautiful and thriving!"

    Erica G.

    “Great shipping. Fast and smooth. Arrived packaged great! Love it.”

    Karen B.

    “Ordered mini monstera, Pothos njoy and philodendron brasil from you guys earlier this month and they’re thriving.”

    Quatrina A.