Emerald Ripple Peperomia
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About Emerald Ripple Peperomia
This species of Peperomia is known for its uniquely textured leaves and dark, moody coloring. The fruits of Peperomia plants are very sticky, so they can be easily picked up by animals passing by. Their fruits and seeds have traveled one of the longest distances ever recorded for a plant, over 3000 miles to an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, all while stuck to a bird's feet 🦅. They're very closely related to the same plants that produce black pepper, and their fruits have a similar peppery taste!
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How to care for Emerald Ripple Peperomia
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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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February 2nd, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
January 31st, 2023
Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 37.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy per m…
February 3rd, 2023
This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of day…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.
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.
January 27th, 2023
The growing potential in Baltimore is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to rep…