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parallel peperomia

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parallel peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
parallel peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About parallel 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!


Peperomia tetragona

Also known as

Peperomia puteolata and Parallel

How to care for parallel peperomia


How often to water your parallel peperomia

Water needs for parallel peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

parallel 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 parallel peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for parallel peperomia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant parallel peperomia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

parallel 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.

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How to fertilize parallel peperomia

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

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Care Summary for parallel peperomia

parallel peperomia

parallel peperomia

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

parallel peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
parallel peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
parallel peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,326 XP
globe Wellington

Cute leaf patterns but kinda lanky and not my fave

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 9,968 XP
globe Placerville, CA

Needs a good draining soil since the plant can retain water in its stems and leaves. It’s a relatively fast grower. Known as Peperomia tetragona as well as P. puteolata.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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