Plant Care Red Ripple

Red Ripple

4.5 out of 5 (164 experiences)

Red Ripple has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Red Ripple 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


Peperomia caperata

How to care for Red Ripple


How often to water your Red Ripple

Water needs for Red Ripple
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Ripple 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 Ripple

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Emerald Ripple Peperomia in your home

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

Red Ripple 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 Red Ripple in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Red Ripple

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

Difficulty Level

Red Ripple is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Red Ripple

Red Ripple

Red Ripple

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

Red Ripple has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 82
Red Ripple has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 64
Red Ripple has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 42
Red Ripple has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 40
Red Ripple has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 26
Red Ripple has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Red Ripple has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 16
Red Ripple has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Bailey avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 300 XP
globe Sacramento, California

So cute and easy to care for!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Alisha avatar
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 202 XP
globe Munno Para, South Australia

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
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 501 XP

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
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 778 XP
globe Hoppers Crossing, Victoria

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
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 135 XP

Great hardy plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Princesshev avatar
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,577 XP

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
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,664 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin

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
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 284 XP

So darn cute and puts up with my neglect 😅

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 1,049 XP
globe London, England

Love this unusual plant!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Adlaremse avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 90 XP
globe Pasadena, California

Sooooo pretty

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Smokinaura avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 123 XP

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

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Sezza avatar
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 625 XP

Has been slowly dying, going to repot with better soil

Browns easily Browns easily
Jaydmurr avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,293 XP
globe South Portland, Maine

i love her

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Kaiorace avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 163 XP

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
leaf-1 75 Plants
xp 2,225 XP
globe Duluth, Georgia

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
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 101 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois

Gorgeous plan that will grow fast with some love ❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Gigiof3intn avatar
leaf-1 131 Plants
xp 4,003 XP

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

Dara avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 130 XP
globe Miami, Florida

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
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 84 XP

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
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 306 XP

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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