Plant Care Peperomia deppeana

Peperomia deppeana

About Peperomia deppeana

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 deppeana

Also known as

Peperomia Hope and pilea baby tears

How to care for Peperomia deppeana


How often to water your Peperomia deppeana

Water needs for Peperomia deppeana
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia deppeana 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 Peperomia deppeana

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Peperomia deppeana in your home

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

Peperomia deppeana 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.

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How to fertilize Peperomia deppeana

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

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Care Summary for Peperomia deppeana

Peperomia deppeana

Peperomia deppeana

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.

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