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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Peperomia deppeana in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

32% Very Low

Growing Peperomia deppeana in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Peperomia deppeana in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Peperomia deppeana in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 37.5% ☀️

January 31st, 2023

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 37.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Peperomia deppeana in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of d…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.


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 your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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