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 and Amigo Peperomia

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 Eugene, Oregon.

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 Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

84% High

Growing Pincushion Peperomia in Eugene right now

Light needs for plant Pincushion Peperomia in Eugene, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

May 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Eugene is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight …

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Light needs for plant Pincushion Peperomia in Eugene, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 21% ☀️

May 20th, 2022

Eugene is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to increase by 21% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Pincushion Peperomia in Eugene, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.6 hours 📈

May 22nd, 2022

This month, Eugene is getting an average of 11.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.2 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Eugene, Oregon ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Pincushion Peperomia thrive 🌿!

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 Eugene, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

May 20th, 2022

The growing potential in Eugene is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any pl…

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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 Eugene, Oregon, 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 Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
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 56 Plants
xp 3,561 XP
globe Solana Beach, California
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 26 Plants
xp 1,707 XP
globe Houston, Texas
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 20 Plants
xp 903 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Shannonleahy
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 592 XP
globe Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
09/04/2021

Bright light

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Thegreenwitch avatar
@Thegreenwitch
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 1,182 XP
globe Williamston, North Carolina
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, Texas
08/09/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Annachromatic avatar
@Annachromatic
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 675 XP
globe Lincoln, Nebraska
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 246 XP
globe Benbrook, Texas
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
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@Ashinbyalex
leaf-1 70 Plants
xp 4,351 XP
globe Vallejo, California
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 8 Plants
xp 512 XP
globe Fresno, California
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 16 Plants
xp 1,297 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, Pennsylvania
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, New Jersey
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, Colorado
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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 9,455 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
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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