Plant Care Pincushion Peperomia

Pincushion Peperomia

4.4 out of 5 (75 experiences)

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

About Pincushion Peperomia

This unique Peperomia species is known for its leaves that are shaped suspiciously like green beans. 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 ferreyrae
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

Happy Bean, Amigo Peperomia and Peperomia Happy Bean

How to care for Pincushion Peperomia

Water

How often to water your Pincushion Peperomia

Water needs for Pincushion Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Pincushion Peperomia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Pincushion Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Pincushion Peperomia in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Growing Pincushion Peperomia in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Pincushion Peperomia in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Pincushion Peperomia in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will decrease by 28.8% ☀️

November 30th, 2022

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.2 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Pincushion Peperomia in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 28th, 2022

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Pincushion Peperomia in your home

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

Pincushion Peperomia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pincushion Peperomia

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

When to repot Pincushion Peperomia

Nutrient needs for plant Pincushion Peperomia in Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2022

The growing potential in Baltimore is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best t…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Pincushion Peperomia 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!


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Care Summary for Pincushion Peperomia

Pincushion Peperomia

Pincushion Peperomia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Pincushion Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 34
Pincushion Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 31
Pincushion Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 13
Pincushion Peperomia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 11
Pincushion Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Pincushion Peperomia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Pincushion Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 7,220 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA
01/24/2022

Fun Green Bean Peperomia but don’t be alarmed if it drops leaves. It can be quite finicky about too much water 💦

Arden avatar
@Arden
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 2,556 XP
globe Houston, TX
11/22/2021

Easy to grow, low-maintenance. I have two Pincushion peperomias and they are great starter plants.

Survivor Survivor
Morgs avatar
@Morgs
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,017 XP
globe Chicago, IL
11/15/2021

Very easy to keep alive. It grows very fast and looks beautiful as it grows. Great plant for beginners!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Shannonleahy avatar
@Shannonleahy
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 602 XP
globe Gilbertsville, PA
09/04/2021

Bright light

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Thegreenwitch avatar
@Thegreenwitch
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,510 XP
globe Williamston, NC
08/09/2021

This plant is very strange. He continues to grow quickly, but does not like to be transplanted to a larger pot. Once I moved him to a bigger pot after he doubled in size, he stopped growing and the little leaf sprout looking things started to fall off 🤦‍♀️..so back to a small pot he went. Now he’s back to growing again. I’m not moving that sucker unless he busts up out of the tiny pot😂😂

Survivor Survivor
Goosejuice12 avatar
@Goosejuice12
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 54 XP
globe San Antonio, TX
08/09/2021

Easy to take care of just water every 3-7 days or so

Survivor Survivor
Annachromatic avatar
@Annachromatic
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 675 XP
globe Lincoln, NE
08/07/2021

Set it and forget it. Super easy to take care of. It’s the second plant I got and I water it maybe every two weeks and mist it in between and she’s thriving.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Roxanne avatar
@Roxanne
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 297 XP
globe Benbrook, TX
07/04/2021

I live the look it did well indoors for a while but then the leaves started failing off . I will need some lessons on how to care for her

Survivor Survivor
Ashinbyalex avatar
@Ashinbyalex
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA
07/03/2021

Chill plant. Doesnt require any extra attention! Hed by a window but not a lot of direct sunlight and hes flourishing

Jenlynrodarte avatar
@Jenlynrodarte
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 585 XP
globe Fresno, CA
06/28/2021

I never understood what this guy needed; more water, less water. No matter what, dropped leaves and turned black.

Browns easily Browns easily
Itsmekellyg avatar
@Itsmekellyg
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,557 XP
06/23/2021

Super easy and luscious grower. I had to get bamboo stakes because it’s gotten so tall and will sometimes fall over or break! It’s a very fun and easy plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Maria.s_2021 avatar
@Maria.s_2021
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 441 XP
globe Pittsburgh, PA
06/09/2021

Just hard to grow and hard to know how much sun and water it needs

Browns easily Browns easily
Rachel avatar
@Rachel
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 114 XP
06/07/2021

Easy to maintain and looks really nice.

Survivor Survivor
Carmen avatar
@Carmen
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 346 XP
globe Linden, NJ
06/06/2021

Blooms easily and the color is a bright green it almost looks artificial

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Imogen avatar
@Imogen
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 125 XP
06/04/2021

Sometimes the leaves will turn black and kinda fall off, this usually means it wants water, i water mine from the bottom (I have it on a saucer) and put a little bit and the stem :)

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jazz avatar
@Jazz
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 520 XP
globe Denver, CO
05/31/2021

I love my plant! Super easy, doesn’t need a lot of sun and water here and there!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Jferluvsconifers avatar
@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 10,347 XP
globe Greensboro, NC
05/29/2021

Fast growing and spindly and easy to transplant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Katejane avatar
@Katejane
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 704 XP
globe Luton, England
05/26/2021

I could’ve bought her with issues so keep that in mind. I ordered mine, and within a week each leaf went brown and mushy. I have chopped off the healthy tops and have planted one into soil, taken a healthy leaf to propagate and have one healthy stem that I will leave to callous and then plant so fingers crossed 🤞🏻

Browns easily Browns easily
Katejane avatar
@Katejane
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 704 XP
globe Luton, England
05/26/2021

I could’ve bought her with issues so keep that in mind. I ordered mine, and within a week each leaf went brown and mushy. I have chopped off the healthy tops and have planted one into soil, taken a healthy leaf to propagate and have one healthy stem that I will leave to callous and then plant so fingers crossed 🤞🏻

Browns easily Browns easily

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