Plant Care Peperomia Red Log

Peperomia Red Log

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.2 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Peperomia Red Log has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Peperomia Red Log has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Peperomia Red Log

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!

Taxonomy

Peperomia verticillata
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

red log, red twist peperomia, red twist, Red Log Peperomia, peperomia, BellyButton Peperomia, verticillata peperomia, Peperomia verticillata., Peperomia Verticillia, Peperonia verticillia and red log plant

How to care for Peperomia Red Log

💦 Water

How often to water your Peperomia Red Log

Water needs for Peperomia Red Log
0.5 cups
every 9

Peperomia Red Log 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 Red Log

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Peperomia Red Log in your home

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

Peperomia Red Log 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 Red Log in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Peperomia Red Log

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Peperomia Red Log 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.

Peperomia Red Log Water Frequency →

Peperomia Red Log Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Peperomia Red Log 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 🏡.

Peperomia Red Log Light Requirements →

Peperomia Red Log Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Peperomia Red Log Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Peperomia Red Log 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.

Peperomia Red Log Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Peperomia Red Log 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!

Best Soil Mix for Peperomia Red Log →

When and How to Successfully Repot Peperomia Red Log →


💩 Fertilizer

Peperomia Red Log 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!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Peperomia Red Log 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 Red Log is native to Worldwide.


🧐 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 Red Log

Peperomia Red Log

Peperomia Red Log


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 Red Log has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Peperomia Red Log has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Peperomia Red Log has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Peperomia Red Log has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@that_loser_xd avatar
@@that_loser_xd
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 246 XP
globe Rock Spring, GA
10/19/2021

Grows very very fast! I think it’s adorable how quickly this plant begins to lean towards the light! :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Carlie avatar
@Carlie
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 733 XP
globe Louisville, KY
06/30/2021

The leaves rise at fall a lot and once I watered her right, she grew fast! ❤️

@ElBarto avatar
@@ElBarto
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,007 XP
globe Victoria, British Columbia
05/20/2021

Gorgeous red underside to the leaves and stems.

It’s a mix of a succulent and a plant I love it!

Fast grower Fast grower

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