Peperomia teardrop

Peperomia teardrop

  • Aka: teardrop peperomia
  • Origin: Central and South America – non-toxic
  • Family: Piperaceae
  • Temperature: 18-24°C, Hardiness: 10-11 Humidity: 40-60%

This succulent type plant has very large green teardrop shaped leaves that are thick and shiny and the flowers are non-descript spikes that protrude from between the stems.

The leaves store water and do well in medium to high humidity. Likes medium filtered light with a well-draining cactus soil and allow the soil to dry a little before watering from the bottom. Water with soft water in the early morning and don’t let the pot stand in water for longer than 15-20 minutes as this may cause root rot and leaves to droop. Propagation is done best by placing a stem cutting in sphagnum moss or directly into the soil.

Prone to root rot, thrips, mealy bugs.

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