Plant Care Peperomia Tricolor

Peperomia Tricolor

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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! 🦅

Taxonomy

Peperomia clusiifolia
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

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

How to care for Peperomia Tricolor

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing Jelly Plant →

Common Jelly Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Peperomia Tricolor prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Jelly Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Peperomia Tricolor may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Jelly Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Peperomia Tricolor is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Jelly Plant Toxicity to Cats →

Jelly Plant Toxicity to Dogs →

Jelly Plant Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Peperomia Tricolor prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Jelly Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Peperomia Tricolor does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Jelly Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Peperomia Tricolor should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Jelly Plant →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Peperomia Tricolor to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Peperomia Tricolor is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Peperomia Tricolor bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Jelly Plant Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Peperomia Tricolor grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Jelly Plant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Peperomia Tricolor can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Jelly Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Peperomia Tricolor can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Peperomia Tricolor, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Peperomia Tricolor

Peperomia Tricolor

Peperomia Tricolor


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 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
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leaf-1 41 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
01/18/2022

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

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 31 Plants
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globe Cherry Hill, NJ
12/05/2021

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
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leaf-1 9 Plants
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globe Cincinnati, OH
11/28/2021

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
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@Ema
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 71 XP
globe Chorvátsky Grob, Bratislavský kraj
10/19/2021

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

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globe Hugo, MN
10/14/2021

Cute and chic!

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leaf-1 23 Plants
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globe Columbus, OH
09/17/2021

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
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leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Silver Springs, NV
06/24/2021

Very good for beginners!

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globe Kansas City, MO
06/19/2021

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
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globe Hamilton, Ontario
06/05/2021

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

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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05/24/2021

Super hardy and fast growing

Fast grower Fast grower
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globe Carbondale, IL
03/15/2021

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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