Plant Care Vining Peperomia

Vining Peperomia

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

About Vining Peperomia

The best of both worlds, this plant has beautiful vining foliage and the hardiness of a 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 serpens
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

Also known as

Peperomia scandens

How to care for Vining Peperomia

💦 Water

How often to water your Vining Peperomia

Water needs for Vining Peperomia
0.5 cups
every 9

Vining 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 Vining Peperomia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Vining Peperomia in your home

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

Vining 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 Vining Peperomia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Vining Peperomia

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Vining 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 Vining Peperomia →

Common Vining Peperomia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Vining 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.

Vining Peperomia Water Frequency →

Vining Peperomia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Vining 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 🏡.

Vining Peperomia Light Requirements →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Vining 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.

Vining Peperomia Toxicity to Dogs →

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💨 Humidity

Vining 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.

Vining Peperomia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Vining 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 Vining Peperomia →


💩 Fertilizer

Vining 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 Vining Peperomia →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Vining 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

Vining Peperomia is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

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

Vining Peperomia Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Vining Peperomia has long, trailing foliage which makes them a great addition to a hanging planter. The newest growth will emerge from the tip of the stems.

How and When to Prune Vining Peperomia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Vining Peperomia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11a. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Vining Peperomia can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Vining 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 Vining 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 Vining Peperomia

Vining Peperomia

Vining 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

Vining Peperomia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 33
Vining Peperomia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 28
Vining Peperomia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 13
Vining Peperomia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Vining Peperomia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Vining Peperomia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Vining Peperomia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Amanda avatar
@Amanda
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 298 XP
globe Spring, TX
11/19/2021

Can get leggy if it doesn’t get enough light. Tough plant that came back from root rot and thrips!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@Asdg1 avatar
@@Asdg1
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 2,118 XP
globe Chatham Township, NJ
11/13/2021

Very easy starter vining peperomia compared to others.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@panhan avatar
@@panhan
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 234 XP
globe Jundiaí, São Paulo
11/03/2021

My mom actually brought just one leaf from Portugal and tried making it grow. Turns out it’s thriving! Love this plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Vinet avatar
@Vinet
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,928 XP
10/20/2021

This plant absolutely thrives in a sunny area.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Asiyah avatar
@Asiyah
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Tacoma, WA
08/26/2021

Very easy. I’ve never had any problems, and this lady has been through a move, remodel, and lots of ignoring. She’s such a beauty, delicate in appearance but hearty in reality. She’s one of my very favorites. Just looking at her will always bring a smile to my face ❤️

@sharnirose avatar
@@sharnirose
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 710 XP
07/22/2021

Though I’m having some trouble with it currently, I really like this plant. When I got it, it was kinda small. I put it outside in a shady area and it got plenty of rain and it became amazingly lush and dark, rich green. Since moving houses I attempted to place it in a similar spot but it is less bushy, droopy and kinda yellowing.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@StringPlayer avatar
@@StringPlayer
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 11,233 XP
globe Placerville, CA
07/14/2021

My variegated Peperomia scandens has been a hardy plant despite my feeble attempts to keep it alive. I almost killed it by overwatering, but with emergency first aid it recovered and has grown from an upright plant to a vining one. I wait till the soil is almost all dry before I water. I also pulled it back by about five feet from a northeast facing window, plus it’s about the same distance from an east facing window. The leaves were yellowing from too much morning sun and too much indirect bright light. I’m relieved it’s looking happy right now.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@adriwashere avatar
@@adriwashere
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 165 XP
07/09/2021

Very resilient plant. I have had mine for many months and have never had an issue with it. Beautiful leafs. I recommend this guy for any beginner.

Survivor Survivor
@Sophialsim avatar
@@Sophialsim
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 808 XP
globe Richmond, VA
07/07/2021

I don’t even remember when I bought mine but suddenly I just noticed it was huge! So fun to watch it grow!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@letholanda avatar
@@letholanda
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 867 XP
globe Brasília, Distrito Federal
06/21/2021

Very picky about watering and light, be careful with overwatering because it rottens very easily

Browns easily Browns easily
@plantsrlife avatar
@@plantsrlife
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,119 XP
globe Grand Junction, CO
06/18/2021

Not sure about this one, it is better than it was. I think it doesn’t like the ceramic pot, in my experience most plants don’t.

@Cilghal avatar
@@Cilghal
leaf-1 89 Plants
xp 9,801 XP
06/18/2021

Easy plant. Very forgiving on watering.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Donna avatar
@Donna
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 1,299 XP
globe Pennsauken Township, NJ
06/04/2021

Easy to grow, I’ve staked it for additional support. Lovely!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@daltonbatten avatar
@@daltonbatten
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Raleigh, NC
05/31/2021

In love with this vine, some leaves turn brown easily though. Grows very fast, and can trim as desired.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Miaplants avatar
@@Miaplants
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 199 XP
globe Altona North, Victoria
05/30/2021

Easy care

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@faithplants avatar
@@faithplants
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 438 XP
globe Norwich, England
05/17/2021

This plant is really easy to propagate- just stick some cuttings in water for a few weeks and you’re good to go. Plus they grown really fast and have funny little curled flowers in the spring/summer.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Cindy avatar
@Cindy
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 141 XP
globe Waynesboro, MS
04/23/2021

This is so easy to propagate. You just clip a piece off, stick it in the dirt and water.
Grows quickly

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Newplantmama21 avatar
@@Newplantmama21
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 1,408 XP
globe Covington, GA
04/06/2021

I love these plants! I have two and both grow beautifully with little attention. I have not propagated yet but hope to one day.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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