Plant Care Peperomia Jitterbug

Peperomia Jitterbug

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 02/25/2022

About Peperomia Jitterbug

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 'Jitterbug'

Also known as

Peperomia Rotundifolia Jitterbug

How to care for Peperomia Jitterbug


How often to water your Peperomia Jitterbug

Water needs for Peperomia Jitterbug
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia Jitterbug 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 Jitterbug

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Peperomia Jitterbug in your home

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

Peperomia Jitterbug 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 Jitterbug in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Peperomia Jitterbug

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

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Care Summary for Peperomia Jitterbug

Peperomia Jitterbug

Peperomia Jitterbug

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.

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