Plant Care Golden Gate Peperomia

Golden Gate Peperomia

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Golden Gate Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Golden Gate 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 obtusifolia 'Golden Gate'
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

peperomia golden gate

How to care for Golden Gate Peperomia

💦 Water

How often to water your Golden Gate Peperomia

Water needs for Golden Gate Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Golden Gate Peperomia in your home

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

Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate Peperomia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Gate Peperomia

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Golden Gate 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.

Golden Gate Peperomia Water Frequency →

Golden Gate Peperomia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Golden Gate 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 🏡.

Golden Gate Peperomia Light Requirements →

Golden Gate Peperomia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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

Golden Gate 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.

Golden Gate Peperomia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Golden Gate 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!

Best Soil Mix for Golden Gate Peperomia →

When and How to Successfully Repot Golden Gate Peperomia →


💩 Fertilizer

Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate 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

Golden Gate Peperomia is native to Worldwide.


🧐 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 Golden Gate Peperomia

Golden Gate Peperomia

Golden Gate 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

Golden Gate Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Golden Gate Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Golden Gate Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 20,843 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/18/2022

Pretty basic and easy. Indirect light preferred.

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leaf-1 20 Plants
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globe Saint Louis, MO
05/22/2021

I got this baby sent to me in the mail much sooner than planned, and she sat in my PO Box for 11 days in the dark with no water. When I discovered her early arrival, she was healthy as all get out when I unboxed her! No leaves fell off or anything! Super strong plant.

I also really enjoy how much life she’s been giving me even after only having her for a week. I’m pretty sure we already have about 7 new leaves growing strong! Such a beautiful plant that brings so much joy to any room :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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