Peperomia polybotrya is a sweet little plant whose shiny, tear-shaped leaves stand out even amongst louder, bigger houseplant characters. Like many botanical names, the name of this plant is taken from the Greek language. Peperomia means “resembling pepper,” while Polybotrya means “many.”
- This is a hardy plant if you place it in the right spot. Place Peperomia Polybotrya near a window with bright light.
- However, avoid direct afternoon sunlight, which may burn the leaves.
- It prefers cool, humid conditions, but may tolerate the warmer temperatures during the summer.
- During the spring and summer, thoroughly water plants and allow the soil to dry between watering. It’s easy to overwater these plants if you’ve never cared for succulent peperomia plants before. The stems and leaves store water, which allows the plant to go longer without water. Pay attention to the soil. To avoid overwatering, stick one finger in the soil. If the soil is dry, water the plant.
- Add a balanced liquid fertilizer once per month during the warmer months.
- In the winter, limit the watering and stop fertilizing.
- Plants should not need repotting unless you start it in a small plant and pot and need to move it into a permanent home.
- Some indoor gardeners choose to mist the plant. This provides several benefits. It helps recreate the humid conditions the plant prefers and helps keep the thick leaves clean and free of dust.