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Red Ripple Peperomia

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  • Easy Care Tropical
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Red Ripple Peperomia is also known by the name Radiator Plant and is native to tropical regions of Central and South America. The deeply-colored garnet leaves are juicy and deeply textured, making for a dramatic-looking plant. This succulent plant requires minimal maintenance and is perfect for beginning gardeners.

Best Locations For Growing Red Ripple Peperomia

Peperomias make excellent specimen plants on a shelf or a table where the leaves can be inspected and admired. Red Ripple can also be used in a terrarium planting or as part of a succulent collection display. All parts of Peperomias are toxic and should not be grown near pets or children.

Red Ripple Peperomia Sunlight Requirements

Peperomia prefers indirect bright light but can grow well in lower light levels. An east- or west-facing window is perfect. Red Ripple would also grow well across the room from a south-facing window. 

Red Ripple Peperomia Care

Peperomia is so easy to care for that watering and sporadic pruning are the only maintenance tasks. As the plant matures, the older stems and leaves will die back and should be removed as soon as possible. Dead plant debris left in the pot can attract pests and cause the rotting of other stems. Repotting is only needed when roots begin to appear from the bottom of the container. Use indoor potting soil mixed 1 to 1 with fine orchid bark for excellent drainage and moisture retention.

Watering Red Ripple Peperomia

Let the top 2-3 inches of soil dry out between waterings. Peperomia is a succulent and retains moisture in its leaves, making it a drought-tolerant plant. Red Ripple will also benefit from extra humidity when the moisture level in your house falls to 40%. A cool mist humidifier or pebble tray placed under the pot will keep the humidity around the plant high. Misting with distilled water is another method for adding humidity. Do not use tap water, as this will leave white marks on the leaves from the added minerals and salts.

Feeding Red Ripple Peperomia

The best way to deliver a consistent level of nutrients is to use a slow-release houseplant fertilizer mixed into the potting soil at repotting time. Look for a formulation for houseplants or succulents and follow the recommended dosage on the label. Watering releases nutrients into the soil in an even dose.

Red Ripple 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 8 inches
Mature Spread: 8 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Red, Green, Black
Foliage Description: Wrinkled Dark Red Leaves
Temperature: 50° - 80°F (10° - 27°C)
Common Name: Red Ripple Peperomia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name:
Plant Type:

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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