Plant Care Teardrop Peperomia

Teardrop Peperomia

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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! 🦅

Taxonomy

Peperomia orba
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

Pixie Peperomia and Pixie Lime

How to care for Teardrop Peperomia

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing Teardrop Peperomia →

Common Teardrop Peperomia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Teardrop 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.

Teardrop Peperomia Water Frequency →

Teardrop Peperomia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Teardrop 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 🏡.

Teardrop Peperomia Light Requirements →

Teardrop Peperomia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Teardrop Peperomia is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Teardrop Peperomia Toxicity to Dogs →


💨 Humidity

Teardrop 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.

Teardrop Peperomia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Teardrop 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!

Best Soil Mix for Teardrop Peperomia →

When and How to Successfully Repot Teardrop Peperomia →


💩 Fertilizer

Teardrop 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 Teardrop Peperomia →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Teardrop 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

Teardrop Peperomia is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Teardrop Peperomia bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Teardrop Peperomia Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Teardrop Peperomia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Teardrop Peperomia Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Teardrop 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.

🍂 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 Teardrop 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 Teardrop Peperomia

Teardrop Peperomia

Teardrop 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

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
@@Kylasplants
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 206 XP
globe Regina, Saskatchewan
08/08/2021

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
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leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 2,363 XP
globe Grande Prairie, Alberta
07/09/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@zoes244 avatar
@@zoes244
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 412 XP
06/22/2021

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
@@Plantmama99
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 673 XP
06/17/2021

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
@Abby
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 120 XP
globe Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
05/18/2021

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.

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@ihsaisha avatar
@@ihsaisha
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 1,851 XP
globe Seattle, WA
03/31/2021

Lets you know when it need water!

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