How to Care for a Peperomia Green

Use these instructions to care for a Peperomia Green. This guide will tell you how to water your Peperomia Green, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Your Peperomia will be happiest in medium to bright light, however, they can tolerate lower light and can even adapt to fluorescent lighting. Keep out of direct sun–the leaves will burn.  

WATER REQUIREMENTS

Water thoroughly, and allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. This small houseplant can effectively hold water in their fleshy stems and leaves during times of drought and are therefore quite forgiving if you forget to water it once in a while.   

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE

Your Peperomia will enjoy a misting from time to time.   

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE

Your Peperomia prefers temperatures between 55-80 degrees during the day and should not get colder than 55 degrees at night.  

PLANT FOOD

Fertilization isn’t necessary for your Peperomia, but you can fertilize your plant in the spring or summer if you'd like it to grow a little faster. Use any fertilizer made for indoor plants and follow the directions on the packaging. Before applying any form of fertilizer, make sure the soil is damp. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.  

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your Peperomia becomes unkept or out of hand, trim the leaves using sharp, clean pruning shears or scissors.    

TOXICITY

Your Peperomia is non-toxic to pets and humans.