Peperomia 'Rosso' Peperomia caperata 'Rosso'Brand - PlantX US
The Peperomia ‘Rosso’ has deeply grooved foliage that is emerald green on the top and a deep red on the underside.
Key Information and Plant Overview
- Other Common Names: Radiator Plant, Little Fantasy Pepper, Emerald Ripple Pep
- Binomial Name: Peperomia caperata ‘Rosso’
- 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
The Peperomia ‘Rosso’ has deeply grooved foliage that is emerald green on the top and a deep red on the underside. It also gets tiny flowers that add a significant cuteness factor. This plant can tolerate low humidity and remains small. Ideal for offices, on shelves, or in bedrooms.
PlantX Top Tip: A great plant for your office as it requires very little maintenance.
How to Care for Peperomia ‘Rosso’
- Light: Prefers bright, indirect light with no direct sunlight.
- 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: Take care to look over your plant and remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated on the leaves.
- Toxicity: Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Peperomia ‘Rosso’ - Common Problems
My plant’s leaves are dull and fading: Peperomias 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 enough bright 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.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown.
Common Pests: 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
Are Peperomia easy to grow? Absolutely, these easy to care for plants prefer bright, indirect light with no direct sunlight and enjoy a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
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I love my peperomia's! I bought some because I heard they were easy to care for, And they are! It came perfect and was is so healthy!
Hi Kelsey, Thank you for your review! We love how safely your Peperomia arrived to you. May your new plant baby thrive beautifully! Thanks for choosing PlantX! Stay Planted. Stay Curious. Stay Healthy. Best, Rochelle PlantX