Peperomia (Ripple and Watermelon) Care

Light: Indirect bright light. Avoid direct sunlight.

Water: Keep soil lightly damp, but not soggy. Water as soon as the top of the soil gets dry.

Fertilizer: An All Purpose Plant Food like the Optimara 20-5-10 is perfect for peperomia. Use every other week. 

Repotting: Should you start to notice the peperomia beginning to outgrow the pot, it may be time to repot the plant. A simple well-draining potting mix and a larger pot is all you need. Ensure that the larger pot has drainage holes so that the plant does not sit in soaking soil. Gently remove the peperomia and plant it into the larger pot. Make sure that the bottom leaf stems are not covered by soil. (The exact potting mix used for all our plants is “Optimara Potting Soil”)

Droopy Plant after Shipping?: Don’t worry if your peperomia looks especially droopy or drops a leaf or 2, after receiving it. If there is no other damage, this is simply the result of shipping stress on the plant. Put it in a bright place and water as usual. You should notice that the plant perks up over the next week or two.