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Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegated Plant Care

Posted by Alexander Holdinghausen on

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.



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


Water your Peperomia when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. This small houseplant can effectively hold water in their fleshy stems and leaves during times of drought, making it quite forgiving if you forget to water it once in a while.


Your Peperomia will enjoy a misting from time to time..


Your Peperomia prefers temperatures between 15-25 degrees during the day and should not get colder than 10 degrees at night.


Feed once during the spring and once during summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.


Your Peperomia is non-toxic to pets and humans.

Additional Care

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


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