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Peperomia 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 Ripple Red Houseplant
Plant Features

The Peperomia Ripple Red, known scientifically as Peperomia caperata 'Ripple Red', is a charming and compact houseplant appreciated for its ornamental foliage. This variety stands out with its deeply textured, heart-shaped leaves that have a striking ripple effect. The leaves are a rich, dark red to burgundy color, which can add a touch of elegance to any indoor setting. Its compact size makes it perfect for small spaces like desktops, shelves, or as part of a terrarium setup.

In terms of care, the Peperomia Ripple Red has a few key needs. Overwatering is the most common issue, leading to yellowing or dropping leaves and potential root rot. The plant prefers the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. If the plant is stretching or its color is fading, it may need more light. However, direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves. Brown leaf edges may indicate low humidity. 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 Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
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