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Peperomia - Care For Your Plant

Peperomia obtusifolia

The Peperomia plant is a beautiful verigated addition to your plant collection that grows best with consistent, bright sunny light but be sure not to leave it in direct sunlight!

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  • Peperomia

Quick Peperomia Stats

  • Peperomia enjoys consistent, bright sunny light but not direct sunlight.
  • Peperomia can tolerate less sunny areas and can live in artificial light. 
  • Peperomia is considered non-toxic to pets. However, too much ingestion may cause an upset stomach.

Light Requirements

Your Peperomia will grow best with consistent, bright sunny light; but do not place it in direct sunlight. Many people put their Peperomia in a window. This plant can tolerate less sunny areas and can live in artificial light. 

Water Requirements

Water when the soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer if the water level is high so not to drown the roots. The worst thing you can do to your Peperomia is to overwater it. The Peperomia may wilt or droop if it does not receive enough water. It will perk up after watering.

Humidity Preference

Peperomia will appreciate you misting its leaves to help to keep the pests (damaging insects) from making themselves at home on the leaves. Peperomia prefers to have higher humidity levels, such as in terrariums or bathrooms.

Optimum Temperature

The Peperomia enjoys average room temperatures of 50-85 degrees. Avoid temperatures below 50 degrees, sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts.

Plant Food

For best results, feed your plant every month during the spring and summer with diluted liquid fertilizer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Additional Care

Peperomia requires little additional care and typically does not require pruning except to remove old leaves as they fade.


Peperomia is considered non-toxic. Too much ingestion may cause an upset stomach. Plants are not intended for human or animal consumption; keep out of reach of children and pets.

The Peperomia plant was featured in the July Sturgeon Moon 2020 Lunarly Box.


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