- Easy Care
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 4-6 Inches
- Pet Safe
The Pixie Peperomia (Peperomia orba) is a charming vining plant from Central America. Some of its common names are: Radiator Plant, ‘Pixie Lime’, and Peperomia Teardrop. It’s sometimes called the Teardrop Peperomia due to its characteristic teardrop-shaped leaves. Grown for its foliage, the Pixie Peperomia has fuzzy, bright-green leaves with a white-central stripe.
Best Locations For Growing Pixie Peperomia
The best location for growing Pixie Peperomia is an east-facing window. In rooms with southern or western exposure, set the plant a few feet away from the window. Pixie is great for any indoor space with adequate light because its compact size makes it easy to fit anywhere.
Pixie Peperomia Sunlight Requirements
Pixie Peperomia thrive if provided with plenty of indirect sunlight. Two or three feet away from a south-facing window, or near an east- or west-facing window is ideal. If the plant starts to look too long and leggy, try moving it to a brighter location.
Pixie Peperomia Care
Pixie Peperomia prefers well-draining, peat-based soil and containers that allow plenty of drainage. When repotting your plant, use a general-purpose houseplant soil, or a blend of equal parts peat moss and perlite. Repotting should occur about every other spring, as needed. To prune Pixie, give it a trim when you see dead leaves, or if you want to maintain the shape of the plant.
Watering Pixie Peperomia
Wait until the top few inches of soil are dry, and then thoroughly water. This succulent plant is susceptible to root rot so it is important to let the soil dry before watering again. As a general estimate, water about once or twice a week. Like other Peperomias, Pixie prefers medium to high humidity.
Feeding Pixie Peperomia
In the early spring, feed your Peperomia with a liquid fertilizer diluted to half the strength recommended on the label. For a steady growth rate, monthly doses of fertilizer show good results. Over-fertilizing can cause a decline in the plant’s health.
Pixie Peperomia Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 4-6 inches|
|Mature Spread: 6-12 inches|
|Flower Color(s): Green, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: Greenish-White|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver|
|Foliage Description: Grayish-Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Pixie Peperomia|
|Other Name(s): Pixie, Radiator Plant|
|Scientific Name: Peperomia orba|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.