Plant Care Moonlight Peperomia

Moonlight Peperomia

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.8 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Moonlight Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Moonlight Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Moonlight 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!


Peperomia caperata 'Moonlight'

Also known as

Peperomia Moonlight and peperomoa caperata moonlight

How to care for Moonlight Peperomia


How often to water your Moonlight Peperomia

Water needs for Moonlight Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Moonlight 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 Moonlight Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Moonlight Peperomia in your home

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

Moonlight 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 Moonlight Peperomia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Moonlight Peperomia

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

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Care Summary for Moonlight Peperomia

Moonlight Peperomia

Moonlight Peperomia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Moonlight Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Moonlight Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Moonlight Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Moonlight Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Sharon avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 594 XP
globe Beecroft, New South Wales

this pep was my first plant and has survived easily through all seasons! very low maintenance - just water when the leaves feel soft. easily propagated from leaf cuttings.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Annaliese avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 403 XP

Very nice foliage that sparkles (when you look up close!) and very easy to propagate! It doesn’t like to be overwatered though, so make sure the soil is pretty dry before watering.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@NikRavens1 avatar
leaf-1 87 Plants
xp 2,501 XP
globe Lara, Victoria

Very easy plant to grow. Have never had any pest issues with this plant even when plants close to it have been infested!! This plant just keeps trucking on. It will let you know when it needs a water by looking at it, the leaves will droop.
If you’re a first time indoor plant owner definitely go for one of these, it won’t let you down.

Survivor Survivor

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