Plant Care Red Luna
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Red Luna

4.4 out of 5 (162 experiences)

Red Luna has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Red Luna has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Emerald Ripple Peperomia, Emerald Ripple Peperomia, Peperomia Ripple Red, Peperomi Pink Lady, Ripple Red Peperomia, Peperomia Napoli Nights, Luna Red Peperomia, Peppermill Peperomia, Peperomia Napoli Night, Peperomia 'Ruby Ripple', Peperomia 'Gray Luna', red ripple, Red luna, Moonlight, Sunrise and Peperomia Mendoza

Taxonomy

Peperomia caperata
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

How to care for Red Luna

Water

How often to water your Red Luna

Water needs for Red Luna
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Luna 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 Red Luna

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Emerald Ripple Peperomia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Luna: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Red Luna 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Red Luna

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

Care Summary for Red Luna

Red Luna

Red Luna


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

Red Luna has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 82
Red Luna has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 63
Red Luna has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 41
Red Luna has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 40
Red Luna has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 26
Red Luna has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Red Luna has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 16
Red Luna has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Bailey avatar
@Bailey
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 296 XP
globe Sacramento, California
10/06/2021

So cute and easy to care for!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Alisha avatar
@Alisha
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 157 XP
globe Munno Para, South Australia
09/27/2021

I haven’t had mine for long. But seems hassle free, good for pets. And just look at those leaves!

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Esthergrace avatar
@Esthergrace
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 501 XP
09/24/2021

A small cute plant, is very lush and nice. i think it’s so cute that when by a window all of the leaves will turn to face the sun, and when u turn it you get a nice bushy plant 🥰

Fast grower Fast grower
Icantwink avatar
@Icantwink
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 778 XP
globe Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
09/16/2021

So Pretty! Hasn’t browned one leaf since I have had it. I don’t have it in direct sunlight (it’s in the middle of my dining table in a fish bowl). And it looks fake, I promise it’s real but it looks like plastic! Love it

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Raiderade avatar
@Raiderade
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 135 XP
09/13/2021

Great hardy plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Princesshev avatar
@Princesshev
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,572 XP
09/02/2021

So easy to look after! If the leaves start dropping a little just water it and it will be revived the next day! So many new leaves growing all the time and she’s starting to bloom flowers now that it’s spring so precious!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,636 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
08/27/2021

Lovely lovely plant. 10/10 recommend. Just be careful of overwatering

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Theshortloudone avatar
@Theshortloudone
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 284 XP
08/22/2021

So darn cute and puts up with my neglect 😅

Survivor Survivor
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@Plantitlikelauren
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,044 XP
globe London, England
08/17/2021

Love this unusual plant!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Adlaremse avatar
@Adlaremse
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 90 XP
globe Pasadena, California
08/16/2021

Sooooo pretty

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Smokinaura avatar
@Smokinaura
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 123 XP
07/21/2021

I’m trying to still figure out what he likes, droops a lot

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Sezza avatar
@Sezza
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 625 XP
07/14/2021

Has been slowly dying, going to repot with better soil

Browns easily Browns easily
Jaydmurr avatar
@Jaydmurr
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,292 XP
globe South Portland, Maine
07/06/2021

i love her

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Kaiorace avatar
@Kaiorace
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 163 XP
07/03/2021

Even though I dropped it, it looks GORGEOUS again only 5 days after. It grows really nicely if watered at the right intervals!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Vinxy2 avatar
@Vinxy2
leaf-1 75 Plants
xp 2,183 XP
globe Duluth, Georgia
07/02/2021

Peperomia has beautiful round leaves with heavy strations that make the mottled color of the leaves even more dynamic they only need moderate light can dry out some between waterings it has almost a no maintenance plant for me

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Thechigirl127 avatar
@Thechigirl127
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
06/29/2021

Gorgeous plan that will grow fast with some love ❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Gigiof3intn avatar
@Gigiof3intn
leaf-1 133 Plants
xp 4,003 XP
06/27/2021

I just came figure out how to keep it happy :(

Dara avatar
@Dara
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 130 XP
globe Miami, Florida
06/27/2021

I love the beautiful green leaves and seems to be thriving near the window with some watering within a week

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Ivyt avatar
@Ivyt
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 84 XP
06/21/2021

this plant is so pretty but i am EXTREMELY ALLERGIC to it’s ugly ass blooms. they don’t even actually flower just shoot up these ugly pollen filled stamen and it’s a shame because her leaves are truly so gorgeous and lush. keeping her alive out of spite.

Fast grower Fast grower
Sabarabbalanglong avatar
@Sabarabbalanglong
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 306 XP
06/20/2021

So I bought this plant from Home Depot and I thought it was cool because it had these dangling tentacle like things. I took it home, realized that it needed water badly. The soil was so dry. I watered it and the next day 3/15 tentacles were standing up and the soil was dry again. This plant is a trooper! I’ve had it only a few days, but it is very responsive and alerting to its needs so far and I love that for it.

Survivor Survivor

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