With it’s unusual leaf structure it’s easy to see where Rippled Peperomia got its name. The heart shaped leaves are dark to emerald green in colour with grooved ridges which creates a ripple effect on the surface. Rippled Peperomia is small plant growing to about 20cm in height and width. They look great on a windowsill or tabletop whether grouped with other plants or alone.
Rippled Peperomia is native to tropical Brazilian jungle. It is an epiphytic plant so in their natural environment, they grow on other trees and gets their nutrient from the air. As other trees cover them, they can’t tolerate direct sun light but they do require a bright spot to thrive. Rippled peperomias make excellent house plants as they do not require too much attention once you have the location sorted out.
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Prefers medium to bright indirect light but no direct sunlight. It can tolerate low light.
Moderate to sparingly in summer allowing the topsoil to dry out before watering again. Reduce watering in winter and allowing the topsoil to dry out for a bit longer.
Peperomia doesn’t require much fertilizers. A liquid fertilize once a month during spring and summer is sufficient.
The most common mistakes with this plant tend to be overwatering causing both stem and leaves to rot. Too much salt or fertilizer could lead to the leaves could fall off. If this occurs, flush out the salt with water by ensure sufficient amount of water drains out the drainage whole.