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Peperomia Hope

Peperomia deppeana x quadrifolia

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Quick Description

Its beautiful coin-shaped leaves are smooth as a river bed pebble. The leaves are specifically designed for storing water.

Size - 4", 8"

Key Information & Plant Overview

Other Common Names: Acorn Peperomia
Binomial Name: Peperomia deppeana x quadrifolia / Peperomia tetraphylla 'Hope'
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium light with no direct sun
Water: Water when the top 2” of the soil is dry
Pet Friendly: Yes

This semi-succulent can grow up to a meter long and 30cm tall. Its beautiful coin-shaped leaves are smooth as a river bed pebble. The leaves are specifically designed for storing water. Keeping this plant happily hydrated even if you forget to water it every once and a while. This head-turning plant looks best with its vines trailing down from a shelf or basket.

PlantX Top Tip: Low light will cause this plant to stretch and become lanky looking.

How to Care for Peperomia Hope

Light: Prefers bright to medium light with no direct sun
Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering
Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F to 75°F)
Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Propagation: Leaf cuttings and division. Best done in early spring and summer.
Repotting: Peperomia enjoys being root bound so repotting every 12-18 is not necessary.
Cleaning Tip: Wipe the leaves with a microfibre cloth to remove dust and debris.
Toxicity: Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.

Peperomia Hope - Common Problems

My plant’s leaves are dull and fading: Peperomia Hope cannot tolerate direct sunlight. Move away from the sun. 

Why are my plant stems really long and stretched out: This usually happens when the plant is not getting bright enough to medium light.

The middle of my plant is rotting and dying off: Don’t water directly into the center of the plant, try to water along the edge of the pot. Too much water at the crown of the plant will cause rot. Bottom water whenever possible.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown. 

Common Pests: Peperomia Hope is resistant to most pests and diseases - check for the occasional problem and use the proper control methods. A great plant to add to your collection!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to propagate peperomia hope? You can propagate Peperomia Hope by stem cuttings. Cut the stem with at least 3-5 leaves, remove any leaves close to the cut area, and place the cutting in moist soil or a vessel of water until it forms roots that are about 2-3” long then place in moist soil.

Are peperomia hope pet friendly? Yes, the Peperomia Hope is pet friendly. It’s always best to keep plants away from pets and children.

How often to water a peperomia hope? Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering. The Peperomia Hope is semi-succulent and can withstand a dry spell. If you notice the leaves begin to shrink, it’s time to water!

Are peperomias a good indoor plant?

We believe so! It is easy to care for, pet-friendly, and adds a beautiful texture to your indoor jungle. Remember to place your peperomia in a bright to medium light location with no direct sun.

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