Plant Care Pincushion Peperomia

Pincushion Peperomia

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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.

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pincushion Peperomia in your home 🏡.

🪴 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.

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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!

Benefits of Growing Pincushion Peperomia →

Common Pincushion Peperomia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Pincushion Peperomia 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.

Pincushion Peperomia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pincushion Peperomia 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 🏡.

Pincushion Peperomia Light Requirements →

Pincushion Peperomia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Pincushion Peperomia 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.

Pincushion Peperomia Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Pincushion Peperomia 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.

Pincushion Peperomia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Pincushion Peperomia 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 Pincushion Peperomia →


💩 Fertilizer

Pincushion Peperomia 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 Pincushion Peperomia →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Pincushion Peperomia 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

Pincushion Peperomia is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Pincushion Peperomia produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Pincushion Peperomia Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Pincushion Peperomia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Pincushion Peperomia Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Pincushion Peperomia 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.

How to Propagate Pincushion Peperomia →


🍂 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 Pincushion Peperomia, 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 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 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
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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 💦

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globe Houston, TX
11/22/2021

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

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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
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globe Gilbertsville, PA
09/04/2021

Bright light

Fast grower Fast grower
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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😂😂

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globe San Antonio, TX
08/09/2021

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

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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
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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

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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

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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
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leaf-1 25 Plants
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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
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@maria.s_2021 avatar
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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
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@Rachel
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06/07/2021

Easy to maintain and looks really nice.

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@Carmen
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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
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@Imogen
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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
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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
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globe Greensboro, NC
05/29/2021

Fast growing and spindly and easy to transplant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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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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