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Posted 2M ago by @ZestyEarthstar

Is this sunburn turning the leaves yellow or could it be ...

#Peperomia
0ft to light, direct
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
@ZestyEarthstar only on the basis that the yellow looks generalised and not greater on the side towards the sunlight, I would tend towards it being a watering issue. But that may depend if you regularly rotate the plant. How wet does your soil feel in the top few inches eg by using your finger or a skewer as a probe? Is the water allowed to drain fully?
Hello Joy ☺️

yellowing leaves on almost any peperomia is usually due to overwatering, their root systems are so fine and delicate that they are really easy to overwater.

The pincushion peperomia has thick moisture filled leaves and wants to be treated almosy like a succulent, in the sense that It wants to dry out until the leaves start to pucker a bit before you water it πŸͺ΄πŸ’§
@Seymour and @Linx it does feel pretty wet right now because I just watered it a couple days ago. However, it’s still in its original plastic pot inside a bigger container so this whole time I thought it had space to drain properly, but the drainage holes have actually been resting on the bottom of the ceramic pot this whole time πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I guess I’ll be repotting this for better drainage! Thank you!
@ZestyEarthstar I always let my plants drip off on a baking grate for at least 3-4 or overnight after watering to make sure they aren't standing in any water in the cover pot ☺️πŸͺ΄πŸ’§
Hello in reading up on this plant it does not do well in direct sun as I see in your photo. Here is the website I visited for info: https://plantcaretoday.com/peperomia-ferreyrae.html