Plant Care Arid-Land Peperomia

Arid-Land Peperomia

3.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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Arid-Land Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet

About Arid-Land Peperomia

Did you know Peperomia plants belong to the pepper family, along with black peppercorns? Their fruits and seeds have traveled one of the longest distances ever recorded, over 3000 miles to an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, while stuck to a bird's feet! 🦅 They can be easily propagated by leaves which make them super easy to share with friends!

Taxonomy

Peperomia blanda
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

Peperomia Japonica and Japonica

How to care for Arid-Land Peperomia

💦 Water

How often to water your Arid-Land Peperomia

Water needs for Arid-Land Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Arid-Land 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 Arid-Land Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Arid-Land Peperomia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arid-Land Peperomia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Arid-Land 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 Arid-Land Peperomia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Arid-Land Peperomia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Arid-Land 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 Arid-Land Peperomia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Arid-Land Peperomia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Arid-Land Peperomia may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Arid-Land Peperomia prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Arid-Land Peperomia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Arid-Land Peperomia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Arid-Land Peperomia to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Arid-Land Peperomia is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Arid-Land Peperomia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Arid-Land Peperomia

Arid-Land Peperomia

Arid-Land 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.

What other plant parents say

Arid-Land Peperomia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Arid-Land Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Arid-Land Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Arid-Land Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Arid-Land Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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globe Grande Prairie, Alberta
05/20/2021

Was a little nervous as my plant was browning and looking a little rough, but I left it and continued watering as the app told me to and its doing so well now. It does brown easily but I love this plant and the look it brings my home.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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