Peperomias prefer bright filtered light, but can tolerate lower light conditions, although growth will be slower.
Water & humidity
Peperomias don’t like to be overwatered. This variety has thick fleshy leaves, an indicator that they’re able to hold water. Pip likes his soil to dry out at least 2-3cm down before being watered again. Average humidity will do, just keep away from cold draughts, or hot dry heaters.
Feed monthly in summer with a sachet of organic Canola Meal. Don’t feed in winter.
Peperomias like to be potbound, so they only really need re-potting to refresh the soil every spring. If you want a bigger plant, only go one pot size up.
Atrium Top Tip
Watch out for rotting stalks, wilting or yellowing leaves – this could be a sign of overwatering. Peperomias respond really well to pruning and it helps them retain a bushy compact appearance.
Quirky plant fact
Peperomias are part of the Piperaceae family, with over 1,000 species – the most well-known being Piper nigrum, the black peppercorn vine, which is where we get pepper from!