How to care for your Peperomia

While all plants in the Peperomia family have roughly the same care, there are some unique things you should know about each individual species. These will help you better understand your plant and build a relationship with it.

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What's a Peperomia?

Botanical Classification: Piperaceae (family)


Peperomia are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants–great for beginners! Native to South American rainforests, Peperomia grow in the cool understory of the rainforest. Slow-growing and compact, some varieties of Peperomia are often mistaken as succulents.

Fun Fact

They may look and behave like succulents, but they’re not! Peperomia require a bit more water and higher humidity than your average succulent.

Pictured Left: Peperomia Ginny
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Peperomia can go longer between most of your other houseplants between waterings. Water when the first two inches of soil are dry, or when the leaves start to droop.
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Peperomia Ginny

Peperomia Ginny

Cute and colorful, with white, pink, and green leaves.
very easy, perfect for beginners, low to bright indirect light

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