Common Name: Acorn Peperomia, Peperomia Hope
Botanical Name: Peperomia tetraphylla
Have some Hope! Peperomia Hope is here, winning attention with its confident, compact shape with rounded green leaves growing from pink stems that will trail over time. Keep these beauties near a widow to bring out their best as bright, indirect sunlight keeps them full and healthy! Peperomias are known for being low-maintenance houseplants, and Peperomia Hope is no exception.
Peperomia Hope prefers bright indirect light. It is best to place this type of light near a south- or west-facing window or very close to a north- or east-facing window. Be sure the foliage is protected from the harsh afternoon direct sun rays, as direct sunlight will cause leaf scorch or discolor the leaves. This plant can tolerate medium light but become weaker and leggy, producing fewer leaves in low light. Learn more about light requirements for indoor plants.
Water your Peperomia Hope every 1-2 weeks during the growing season and reduce how often you water your plant when it's cooler outside. You should use room-temperature water and avoid any water that is too cold. Overly cold water could shock the plant!
Peperomia Hope prefers a well-draining soil mix that lets the water flow freely throughout the pot's drainage holes. Try for a pH range between 6.0 and 7.0. You can use a soil pH testing kit to determine if the pH level is within this range.
Peperomia Hope will thrive most in temperatures between 65°F (18°C) and 80°F (18°C to 27°C). It is crucial that the temperatures do not fluctuate too much to promote its overall health. Do not expose this plant to temperatures that are below 50 degrees, as that can damage the plant.
This plant prefers humidity levels that range from 50% to 60%. High humidity levels help replicate a Peperomia Hope plant's natural habitat. To increase humidity levels, you can mist the plant, group plants together, use a humidifier, or provide a tray with water and pebbles.
This plant is not a heavy feeder, however, fertilize your Peperomia Hope plant approximately every four weeks during the growing season. Reduce or pause fertilization during the fall and winter months. You should use a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer with a ratio equal to nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (10-10-10 or 20-20-20). This will provide your plant with the right amount of nutrients.
Your Peperomia Hope plant can reach a mature height of around 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm). However, please note that the height reached truly depends on factors such as its growing conditions and the care it is given.
Pet Friend or Foe
Peperomia Hope is considered non-toxic to pets! Friend!
- Repot your Peperomia Hope every 2-3 years or when it becomes root bound. Use a pot that is slightly larger than the current pot being used.
- To prevent root rot and over-watering your plants, choose a pot with drainage holes.
- Avoid exposing your plant to direct sunlight, as it can burn its leaves.
- Pruning your Peperomia Hope to keep the shape and remove any leggy or unhealthy growth!