Peperomia Emerald Ripple Quick Overview
When kept indoors with proper care you can expect your Emerald Ripple Peperomia to reach 20 centimeters in length and width.
Emerald Ripple Peperomia prefer to be positioned in bright indirect light for best growth and require this to thrive. A sign your Emerald Ripple Peperomia is not getting enough light is slow or no growth at all. This can be resolved by changing the position of your plant to somewhere that better suits its light requirements.
Emerald Ripple Peperomia will perform best when in an area which maintains a temperature of 60-80˚F (15-26˚C). Being kept outside of this temperate range for prolonged periods of time can lead to poor plant health. Look out for temperatures that go below 50-55˚F (10-12˚C) or cold drafts from windows or doors as that can damage the leaves.
Maintaining a high humidity will assist in keeping your Emerald Ripple Peperomia happy and healthy. If your plant is housed in a spot with a humidity level consistently outside of this range click here for tips on how to increase or decrease humidity levels.
You can expect your Emerald Ripple Peperomia to require water when the top inch of soil is dry. When watering your Emerald Ripple Peperomia, be sure to water from the bottom as this stops water from getting on the leaves and helps prevent diseases. If you water from the top, try to not get too much water on the leaves. A sign that your Emerald Ripple Peperomia has been over-watered is wilting leaves, yellowing leaves or rotting stalks.
As a rule of thumb your Emerald Ripple Peperomia should be fertilized monthly during spring and summer. This will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth.
Emerald Ripple Peperomia require a well aerated, well draining soil.
Diseases & Pests
The most common diseases and pests that you can encounter whilst caring for your Emerald Ripple Peperomia are whiteflies, spider mites, scale and mealybugs. Diseases to look out for are root rot or fungal diseases. For a wide range of information on combating a large range of indoor plant diseases and pests click here.
Emerald Ripple Peperomia are considered to be non toxic.