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Peperomia Emerald Ripple Red Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Low
  • - Space Required: 12 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Peperomia Emerald Ripple Red Houseplant
Plant Features

The Peperomia Emerald Ripple Red, part of the diverse Peperomia family, is a compact and visually striking houseplant. It is characterized by its dark red to purple leaves that have a deeply corrugated or "rippled" texture, giving it a unique and tactile appearance. The leaves are typically small and heart-shaped, growing in a dense, bushy manner. This plant is ideal for adding a splash of color and texture to small spaces like tabletops, desks, or shelves.

Caring for the Peperomia Emerald Ripple Red involves addressing a few common issues. Overwatering is a frequent problem, leading to yellowing or dropping leaves and potential root rot. It's important to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. If the plant is stretching or its vibrant color is fading, it might need more light, but direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves. Low humidity can lead to brown leaf edges. Regularly check for pests like spider mites or mealybugs, and gently wipe the leaves to keep them clean and healthy.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Fertilizer Every 6-8 weeks
Humidity Level Medium (mist every 2-3 days)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level No Thumb (plants will tolerate neglect)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 6-8 inches
Mature Spread 6-10 inches
Habit Mounded
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes