Peperomia Graveolens

peperomia graveolens

Peperomia graveolens succulent house plant has brilliant bright red under leaf tones that really make this houseplant pop.

Distinct selection with wine red stems and succulent foliage.

Peperomia Graveolens (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh Grav-ee-OH-lens) is an ornamental, succulent, and perennial houseplant and one of the many peperomia plant species from the family Piperaceae.

This plant is native to southern Ecuador. Ecuador lies directly on the equator, so the entire country enjoys 12 hours of direct equatorial daylight 365 days a year. 

Also known as Ruby Glow or Ruby Peperomia plant.

Light & Temperature

Graveolens peperomia grows easily under bright light, but does best when placed away from direct sunlight.

The best location for Ruby Glow peperomia is indoors near a window facing east or north.

It also thrives when growing under fluorescent plant grow lights.

The ideal temperature for Peperomia graveolens is between 65° – 75° degrees Fahrenheit (18 °C and 24° C).

It does not like cold and it is best to avoid the temperature below 60° degrees Fahrenheit.

Watering and Feeding

Water Peperomia graveolens moderately but be consistent with watering when the plant is growing.

Water so the soil gets moist but is not soggy. When watering, make sure that the first inch of the soil of Peperomia Ruby Glow dries out before watering more.

You can add peat moss to the soil to improve its drainage capacity. For your Peperomia graveolens to be rich in nutrients, you need to add organic compost as topdressing to the soil. 

Soil and Transplanting Peperomia

You can add peat moss to the soil to improve its drainage capacity. For your Peperomia graveolens to be rich in nutrients, you need to add organic compost as topdressing to the soil. The best potting mix for Glow Peperomia is a combination of perlite and coarse sand in a 1:1 ratio.

Peperomia graveolens prefers fertile, well-drained soil.

Growing Peperomia Indoors

Keep Peperomia graveolens in bright light.

It will grow to 9-12″ inches (23-30cm)

Protect this plant from frost.

Peperomia – Frequently Asked Questions ?

How often should I water my Peperomia plant?

Water Peperomia moderately but be consistent with watering when the plant is growing. Water so the soil gets moist but is not soggy. When watering, make sure that the first inch of the soil of Peperomia Ruby Glow dries out before watering more. Decrease the watering in the winter months.

How do you repot Peperomia?

When you are repotting it, use a pot one size bigger than the last one, as it will not grow well if there is more than an inch of extra room. It is not uncommon for Peperomia Graveolens to shed their bottom leaves once during the growing season so don’t be alarmed if a few leaves fall off.

What type of soil for Peperomia?

If you want to grow Peperomia, You will need a soil pH of 6 to 6.6. So, keep the organic to non-organic ratio of about 50/50. Finally, the simplest soil hack for Peperomia care is to simply mix peat and perlite 50/50.

Is Peperomia a Succulent?

Peperomias are small plants which are similar to hoyas in their care. Both are succulent like with fleshy leaves and stems. They make wonderful houseplants and can be found in both hanging and upright forms.

How much water for Peperomia?

Water Peperomia moderately but be consistent with watering when the plant is growing. Water so the soil gets moist but is not soggy. When watering, make sure that the first inch of the soil of Peperomia Ruby Glow dries out before watering more. Decrease the watering in the winter months.

How much light for Peperomia?

Native to Ecuador at the equator. Typically gets 12 full hours of sunlight. Give 8-12 hours of bright light. They do not require direct sunlight but it can handle sun just fine too. Bright indirect sunlight is best in your home.

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