Caring for a Peperomia


Water your Peperomia when the 1-2 inches of soil dries out, ensuring thorough watering and good drainage. In spring and summer, water more frequently, but reduce in winter. The semi-succulent leaves and stems make this plant a little more forgiving with a missed watering. This plant will not tolerate over watering.


Most Peperomia plants thrive in moderate to bright, indirect light. They prefer being placed in a location where they can receive filtered sunlight or bright, indirect light for a few hours each day. These plants can also tolerate lower light conditions, but their growth may slow down, and they may become leggy over time.


For Peperomias, use a well-draining soil mix to prevent waterlogging. Consider a blend of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand for optimal drainage and aeration.

Temperature & Humidity

Your Peperomia prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

Your Peperomia does not require extra humidity to thrive.


Fertilize your peperomia once in the spring and again in summer using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength. Refrain from fertilizing during winter when growth naturally slows.


Your Peperomia is non-toxic to pets and humans.