Plant Care Peperomia Polybotrya

Peperomia Polybotrya

4.6 out of 5 (43 experiences)

Peperomia Polybotrya has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Peperomia Polybotrya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Peperomia Polybotrya

Often mistaken for other plants, the Raindrop Peperomia has beautiful raindrop shaped leaves. Peperomia 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! 🦅

Taxonomy

Peperomia polybotrya
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

Raindrop Peperomia, Raindrop Peperomia, Raindrop Chinese Money Plant, Peperomia Raindrop, Owl Eye Peperomia and Coin Leaf Peperonia

How to care for Peperomia Polybotrya

Water

How often to water your Peperomia Polybotrya

Water needs for Peperomia Polybotrya
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia Polybotrya 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 Polybotrya

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Raindrop Peperomia in your home

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

Peperomia Polybotrya 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 Peperomia Polybotrya in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Peperomia Polybotrya

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Peperomia Polybotrya is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Peperomia Polybotrya

Peperomia Polybotrya

Peperomia Polybotrya


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

Peperomia Polybotrya has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 24
Peperomia Polybotrya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 22
Peperomia Polybotrya has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 17
Peperomia Polybotrya has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Peperomia Polybotrya has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Peperomia Polybotrya has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Rinnyk avatar
@Rinnyk
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,536 XP
globe Round Hill, VA
11/02/2021

I love this raindrop peperomia. The leaves are gorgeous and it’s always growing. We had to split this plant into two because it was that big. We had a little scare with Rain having soggy and blackened leaves. But a little less water, a little sunshine and he’s back to his normal self.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Rinnyk avatar
@Rinnyk
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,536 XP
globe Round Hill, VA
10/04/2021

This has been the easiest plant baby. Rain has survived uneven watering schedules, overwatering by my kids, and even my husbands micromanaging. I’ve recommended her to all of my family and friends.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Lan avatar
@Lan
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 563 XP
globe Jacksonville, NC
09/19/2021

Great growing plant.

Plantitlikelauren avatar
@Plantitlikelauren
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,700 XP
globe London, England
08/27/2021

Easy plant for beginners. Fast grower

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Hopx avatar
@Hopx
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 89 XP
08/15/2021

Large, lush dark green leaves. Seems to be happy on the mantelpiece with the occasional weekly watering.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mercy avatar
@Mercy
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 81 XP
globe Kansas City, MO
06/24/2021

Don’t over water it!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Saff avatar
@Saff
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 81 XP
globe Mitcham, England
05/13/2021

It revives itself quickly after going limp from being in the sun. Don’t put it on a windowsill, keep it on a shelf not too far from light but not close. Good plant.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Madison avatar
@Madison
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 329 XP
globe Andover, CT
05/12/2021

It's doing this weird droop thing i can't figure out with its leaves and they've started browning in places. This is my first ever peperomia so it's probably on my part.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily

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