Plant Care Teardrop Peperomia

Teardrop Peperomia

4.6 out of 5 (34 experiences)

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

About Teardrop Peperomia

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! 🦅


Peperomia orba

Also known as

Pixie Peperomia and Pixie Lime

How to care for Teardrop Peperomia


How often to water your Teardrop Peperomia

Water needs for Teardrop Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Teardrop 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 Teardrop Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Teardrop Peperomia in your home

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

Teardrop 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 Teardrop Peperomia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Teardrop Peperomia

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

Difficulty Level

Teardrop 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Teardrop Peperomia

Teardrop Peperomia

Teardrop Peperomia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Teardrop Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 19
Teardrop Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 17
Teardrop Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Teardrop Peperomia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Teardrop Peperomia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Teardrop Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Teardrop Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@Kylasplants avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 206 XP
globe Regina, Saskatchewan

They are very hard to keep alive mine died rlly fast idc though but the leaves were always brown no matter what I did and they always brought in fungus gnats

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
@Juzn avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 2,309 XP
globe Grande Prairie, Alberta

Easiest plant to take care of that I've come across

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@zoes244 avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 370 XP

he’s been in my life for a while now and i just figured out his watering schedule. he is dramatic and his leaves do tend to fall off from time to time but other than that he is a great little plant and makes my day seeing how lush he is

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Plantmama99 avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 673 XP

First plant I ever purchased! Super cute and easy to take care of! I water her when the top 2 inches of soil are dry and have her in an east window

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Abby avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 120 XP
globe Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

Very easy to take care of! Great for a beginner. Forgiving and leaves never brown. Doesn’t grow a lot, so it will probably stay quite small.

Survivor Survivor
@ihsaisha avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 1,851 XP
globe Seattle, WA

Lets you know when it need water!

Survivor Survivor

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