How do I care for my Peperomia polybotrya?

Small and beautiful growing no taller than a foot, Peperomia polybotrya is a sweet little plant whose shiny, tear-shaped leaves stand out even amongst louder, bigger houseplant characters.

Native habitat

Peperomia polybotrya are native to Columbia and Peru.

Light and position in the home

Bright but indirect sunlight or semi-shade.Can get leggier in low-light. This is a compact plant so perfect for small spaces such as a windowsill, shelf or side table.

Flowers and foliage

Fleshy, lush green foliage shaped like teardrops. Also produces green-tipped, fragrant flowers like tails that grow in clusters from the tops of the stems.

Watering and humidity

Water your plant moderately in summer each time the plant feels dry and reduce the watering in winter.Easy to over water this one so take care.Misting the leaves can help recreate the humidity this plant loves as well as keeping its thick leaves dust-free.

Temperature

Enjoys warm temperatures ideally around 15 degrees Celsius and no lower than 10 degrees Celsius in winter.

Did you know?

Your peperomia has succulent leaves and stems allowing it to store water through the dryer seasons.

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