Posted 1Y ago by @DormantDerrick

Help save my Raindrop Peperomia
Hi Greggers, there seems to be something really wrong with my Raindrop Peperomia and it was doing fine 5 days ago when I water it. Could this be root rot? As the problem started at the bottom it seems...
3” pot with drainage
Last watered 7 months ago
Best Answer
Yes, root rot. But these babies will propagate even without roots. Trim off anything that’s rotted away and put it in water. It will sprout new roots.
😬 it looks overwatered. Did you just get it?
No I have it for a month and it has been doing well.
Or is one month considered recent as well?
@DormantDerrick I'd say recent enough. Something I learned about this plant is it doesn't mind not being watered. I had a beautiful plant with lots of leaves. I wasn't giving it enough sun and ALL the leaves came off. All of them.

I was left with a stick in a pot so I removed the plant from Greg and I forgot about it. I came back months and months later and the stick is getting new leaves!!

So it can definitely recover. I have mine in a fast-draining soil with added perlite. I wonder if your soil is retaining a lot of moisture.
@DormantDerrick it looks to be overwatered. Like @sarahsalith said how long have you had it?
Thank you everyone. What should I do now that we have a diagnosis?
@DormantDerrick let it dry out super well. While you're waiting, you might lose that stem, but you can clip it above the rotten part and propagate it.

Bam! More plants.
@sarahsalith thank you for the tip! Take a look at the root it's all gone :(
@DormantDerrick I'd chop and prop them all. Then they have a new start with new roots.
I think I will!! I don't think there's any way to save it otherwise haha. Thank you everyone for giving me do much help!!!
I hope I did this right!
@DormantDerrick you might try sticking one prop directly in soil -- I did the exact same thing to my pepperomia, made props of all the remaining leaves, and the one that I stuck straight into soil survived!
Now it's sprouted a whole little plant :-)
@retrofractusok I'll do just that! It's the weekend I have all the time to experiment!
@DormantDerrick perfect !