Plant Care Columnar Peperomia

Columnar Peperomia

Also known as

radiator plant


Peperomia columella

How to care for Columnar Peperomia


How often to water your Columnar Peperomia

Water needs for Columnar Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Columnar 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 Tampa, Florida.

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 Columnar Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Columnar Peperomia in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

59% Medium

Growing Columnar Peperomia in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Columnar Peperomia in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Columnar Peperomia in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.3% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 18.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Columnar Peperomia in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Columnar Peperomia in your home

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

Columnar 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..️

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Columnar Peperomia

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Columnar Peperomia

Columnar Peperomia

Columnar Peperomia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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