Plant Care Emerald Ripple Peperomia
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Emerald Ripple Peperomia

4.4 out of 5 (159 experiences)

Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Peperomia Ripple Red, Peperomi Pink Lady, Ripple Red Peperomia, Peperomia Napoli Nights, Luna Red Peperomia, Peppermill Peperomia, Peperomia Napoli Night, Peperomia 'Ruby Ripple', Peperomia 'Gray Luna', red ripple, Red luna, Moonlight, Sunrise and Peperomia Mendoza

Taxonomy

Peperomia caperata
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

What other plant parents say

Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 81
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 61
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 40
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 40
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 25
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 16
Emerald Ripple Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
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@Arduemp
Bryan, Texas
Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Stella by Arduemp on Greg, the plant care app
04/04/2021

This peperomia has gone through it, but it has stayed alive despite having almost died. I strongly recommend that you keep it in a small pot, as it does not like being repotted too soon. I tried goin…

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Sabarabbalanglong avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Gobi by Sabarabbalanglong on Greg, the plant care app
06/20/2021

So I bought this plant from Home Depot and I thought it was cool because it had these dangling tentacle like things. I took it home, realized that it needed water badly. The soil was so dry. I watere…

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@Nataleaf
New Orleans, Louisiana
Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Ruby by Nataleaf on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

Amazing leaf texture on these! And the emerald ripple is gorgeous. Beautiful red stems and deep purple/greenish leaves. Care: I keep mine directly in a north window (I’d avoid direct sun for these) a…

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Drdrey avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named June Carter by Drdrey on Greg, the plant care app
04/01/2021

Love the colour and shape of these leaves. These guys are almost indestructible. A little fragile if knocked over or repotting, but even if you lose all but a couple of leaves, it will spout new grow…

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Katiel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Cassie by Katiel on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

This is such a cute plant! I love the textured leaves. The leaves are extremely easy to snap off so take care when potting or transporting. A humidifier will help the leaves be less crunchy/brittle.…

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Ivyt avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named miss emerald by Ivyt on Greg, the plant care app
06/21/2021

this plant is so pretty but i am EXTREMELY ALLERGIC to it’s ugly ass blooms. they don’t even actually flower just shoot up these ugly pollen filled stamen and it’s a shame because her leaves are trul…

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@Vinxy2
Duluth, Georgia
Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Peperomia burgundy by Vinxy2 on Greg, the plant care app
07/02/2021

Peperomia has beautiful round leaves with heavy strations that make the mottled color of the leaves even more dynamic they only need moderate light can dry out some between waterings it has almost a…

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Princesshev avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Esmerelda by Princesshev on Greg, the plant care app
09/02/2021

So easy to look after! If the leaves start dropping a little just water it and it will be revived the next day! So many new leaves growing all the time and she’s starting to bloom flowers now that it…

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@Icantwink
Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Fake Biych by Icantwink on Greg, the plant care app
09/16/2021

So Pretty! Hasn’t browned one leaf since I have had it. I don’t have it in direct sunlight (it’s in the middle of my dining table in a fish bowl). And it looks fake, I promise it’s real but it looks …

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@Alex
New York
Rating of the plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia named Maya by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
02/19/2021

This plant is surprisingly hardy and low-key maintenance wise, and looks cool. I have it in a relatively low-light North-facing window and have been a little lax with watering and it’s still doing we…

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How to care for Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Water

How often to water your Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Water needs for Emerald Ripple Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Emerald Ripple Peperomia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Emerald Ripple Peperomia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Emerald Ripple Peperomia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Emerald Ripple Peperomia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Emerald Ripple Peperomia in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Emerald Ripple Peperomia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Emerald Ripple Peperomia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Emerald Ripple Peperomia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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