Plant Care Peperomia Tricolor

Peperomia Tricolor

4.4 out of 5 (32 experiences)

Peperomia Tricolor has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Peperomia Tricolor has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Peperomia Tricolor

This species of Peperomia is known for its unique patterns and distinctive red edges. 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! 🦅


Peperomia clusiifolia

Also known as

Jelly Plant, Jelly Plant, Baby Rubber Plant, Peperomia Jelly, Ginny Peperomia and Angel Plant

How to care for Peperomia Tricolor


How often to water your Peperomia Tricolor

Water needs for Peperomia Tricolor
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia Tricolor 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 Tricolor

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Jelly Plant in your home

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

Peperomia Tricolor 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 Tricolor in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Peperomia Tricolor

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

Difficulty Level

Peperomia Tricolor 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Peperomia Tricolor

Peperomia Tricolor

Peperomia Tricolor

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 Tricolor has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 13
Peperomia Tricolor has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Peperomia Tricolor has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Peperomia Tricolor has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Peperomia Tricolor has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Peperomia Tricolor has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Megano avatar
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC

This thing got some sort of fungus and most of the leaves died. There are two remaining leaves

Survivor Survivor
Meltantillo avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,154 XP
globe Cherry Hill, NJ

This sweetie has always struggled with me. I had it in a south facing window the last two weeks and it dropped a leaf, only had 4 Leaves!

Karah86 avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,154 XP
globe Cincinnati, OH

Mine was a little worse for wear when I first received it. It took me some time to realize how much this plant loves the light. I put it under a grow light and now it’s growing new leaves!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Ema avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 71 XP
globe Chorvátsky Grob, Bratislavský kraj

Grows even when is not getting enough of what she needs, pet friendly

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 955 XP
globe Hugo, MN

Cute and chic!

Survivor Survivor
Marblequeen avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 562 XP
globe Columbus, OH

Beautiful and underrated plant in my opinion thrives in most conditions and pushes out new leaves. tells you when it needs water by drooping

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Samadams420 avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe Silver Springs, NV

Very good for beginners!

Deanna avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 429 XP
globe Kansas City, MO

I recently propagated some cuttings from Pepper because she was getting leggy and her leaves are heavy which made her droopy. She was a bonus plant from a dead orchid I bought off the clearance shelf .

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

Loved the pinky tips. It’s grown well. Easy to maintain.

Jenhaynes avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 65 XP

Super hardy and fast growing

Fast grower Fast grower
Littlebeep avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Carbondale, IL

I love this plant! It was my first, and is constantly pushing out new growth! It’s easy to propagate as well, and beautiful when getting enough sunlight.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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