Plant Care Peperomia 'Rosso'

Peperomia 'Rosso'

4.5 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Peperomia 'Rosso' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Peperomia 'Rosso' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Peperomia 'Rosso'

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 'Rosso'

Also known as

Emerald Ripple Pepper, Radiator Plant, Peperomia Caperata Rosso and Peperomia Caperata 'Rosso'

How to care for Peperomia 'Rosso'


How often to water your Peperomia 'Rosso'

Water needs for Peperomia 'Rosso'
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia 'Rosso' 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 'Rosso'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Peperomia 'Rosso' in your home

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

Peperomia 'Rosso' 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 'Rosso'

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

Difficulty Level

Peperomia 'Rosso' 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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Care Summary for Peperomia 'Rosso'

Peperomia 'Rosso'

Peperomia 'Rosso'

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.

What other plant parents say

Peperomia 'Rosso' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Peperomia 'Rosso' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Peperomia 'Rosso' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Megano avatar
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC

Super easy pep. Seems to like bright indirect light. Love the dark red of the under leaves

Apb0168 avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,349 XP
globe Hamilton, Ontario

Great plant species. I have many peperomia plants!

Fast grower Fast grower
Peggyplant avatar
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 2,095 XP
globe Brentwood, CA

This plant hasn’t changed much since I got it but it hasn’t gone downhill either. It’s also just very gorgeous to look at which definitely adds point for me. I’ve noticed this stagnation in my other plants as well so I fertilized/fed them with some eggshells and liquid fertilizer. Im hoping this will get me some more noticeable growth.

Survivor Survivor
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 123 Plants
xp 108,526 XP
globe Austin, TX

easy and pretty

Gillysplants avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 1,593 XP
globe Beaverton, OR

I got a plant and someone had knocked it over and it was all messed and such, but with simple care i was able to bring it back and it’s beautiful

Survivor Survivor

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