Enjoys bright, indirect light but shield away from any direct sun as this may burn the leaves. Can also be grown under fluorescent light, making this plant appropriate for the office.
Water about every 7-14 days, allowing the soil to dry out before watering again. Do not overwater, better to water less when starting than more. Water less frequently in winter as the thick leaves store water. Keep the leaves dry when watering.
Ideal temperature is 65°F-75°F and prefers a warmer climate. Does not like temperatures below 50°F. This plant does not require humidity and standard household humidity is fine.
Controlled growth that does not reach more than 8" tall. Fertilize every 2-3 weeks during the summer with a diluted liquid fertilizer, none from autumn to spring.
Do not repot frequently, root bound and shallow pots are best. Repot when the roots are overgrown using a rich, well-draining soil. Size up your pot 1" at a time.
This peperomia can be propagated through division or leaf cuttings in spring. For division, gently remove the plant pup from the pot and plant into moist soil. For leaf cuttings, remove a small piece of leaf, dip in rooting hormone, and plant into moist soil. Cover with a plastic bag to create a humid environment and give bright, direct light.
Non-toxic and safe to keep around pets.
About the Silver Ripple Peperomia