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How To Make Your Plants Happy: Silver Ripple Peperomia Care Guide

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Light

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

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.

Environment

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.

Growth

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.

Repotting

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.

Propagating

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.

Toxicity

Non-toxic and safe to keep around pets.

Silver ripple peperomia on a desk

About the Silver Ripple Peperomia

Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata ‘Silver Ripple’

Nicknames: Silver Ripple Peperomia, Silver Ripple Pepper, Emerald Ripper

The Silver Ripple Peperomia is one of many peperomias that make great houseplants, commonly used for table top decor for your home or office. This plant has wrinkled and heart-shaped leaves that are a medium green shade with silvery accents. It is one of the faster growing species in its plant family. This plant is great at cleaning the air in your home as it reduces the level of formaldehyde indoors. It is also pet-friendly and does not require much maintenance. It is a fragile plant so a few leaves may fall off during transit, but dip them in rooting hormone and you can grow a second plant.

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