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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
February 6th, 2023
Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 45.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per…
February 7th, 2023
This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 13.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of …
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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.