Plant Care Lemon Lime Peperomia

Lemon Lime Peperomia

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

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Lemon Lime Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Lemon Lime Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Lemon Lime 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 'Lemon Lime'
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

How to care for Lemon Lime Peperomia

💦 Water

How often to water your Lemon Lime Peperomia

Water needs for Lemon Lime Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Lemon Lime 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 Lemon Lime Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Lemon Lime Peperomia in your home

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

Lemon Lime 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 Lemon Lime Peperomia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lemon Lime Peperomia

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Lemon Lime 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.

Lemon Lime Peperomia Water Frequency →

Lemon Lime Peperomia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lemon Lime 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 🏡.

Lemon Lime Peperomia Light Requirements →

Lemon Lime 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

Lemon Lime 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.

Lemon Lime Peperomia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Lemon Lime 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Lemon Lime Peperomia →


💩 Fertilizer

Lemon Lime 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 Lemon Lime 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

Lemon Lime 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 Lemon Lime Peperomia

Lemon Lime Peperomia

Lemon Lime 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

Lemon Lime Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Lemon Lime Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Lemon Lime Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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@Maddi
leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Point Lonsdale, Victoria
05/19/2021

Very easy to care for and requires minimal attention. Adds a lovely bright green to any space.

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