Peperomia 'Ruby Glow' Peperomia graveolens, 6"Brand - PlantX US
How adorable is the Peperomia ‘Ruby Glow’? Don’t let the size fool you, this plant is extremely hardy and easy to care for.
Key Information and Plant Overview
- Other Common Names: Radiator Plant
- Binomial Name: Peperomia graveolens
- 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
How adorable is the Peperomia ‘Ruby Glow’? Don’t let the size fool you, this plant is extremely hardy and easy to care for. The bright ruby leaves are semi-succulent and can hold water so this little plant can withstand periods of drought. The tops of the leaves are green and the underside is dipped in a ruby red. Perfect for beginners and makes a great office plant!
PlantX Top Tip: A great plant for your office as it requires very little maintenance.
How to Care for Peperomia ‘Ruby Glow’
- 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 ‘Ruby Glow’ - 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!