Like most peperomias’ this beauty is easy to care for and non-toxic, making it pet-friendly. The true beauty of this plant lies in the color of its rippled leaves. The red leaves are a refreshing pop of color. When light cascades across the leaves, they begin to sparkle!
Grow Pot Size: 3", 4", and 6" Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-12" depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
The easy to care for nature and striking foliage makes this plant an excellent choice for any plant-loving person.
Peperomia 'Ripple Red' Care Tips
Other Common Names: Ripple Peperomia
Binomial Name:Peperomia caperata 'Ripple Red'
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium light with no direct sun
Water: Water when the top 2” of the soil is dry
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Peperomia 'Ripple Red' Story
Where is it from? Peperomia plants are native to Brazil.
Who is the Peperomia 'Ripple Red'? The Peperomia 'Ripple Red' received its name from its unique textured red leaves.
Good For You!
Peperomia is a great air-purifying plant, that removes formaldehyde from the air. The Peperomia is also viewed as a good luck symbol in Brazil!
Is the Peperomia 'Ripple Red' the right plant for me?
Peperomia plants are perfect for beginners! They have a wide variety of colors and textures. Luckily, the thick stems and leaves act similar to the succulent plant and don’t require water as often as other plants since it can store water for longer periods of time. The plants do prefer bright to medium light with no direct sun.
Pet Friendly: Yes, Peperomia plants are pet-friendly!
Location Suggestions: Perfect for bookshelves and window sills. Try placing your Peperomia in a kitchen window sill for a low-maintenance option.
Prefers bright to medium light with no direct sun.
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Wipe the leaves with a microfibre cloth to remove dust and debris
Low light will cause this plant to stretch and become lanky looking.
General Information About Your Plant
Peperomia plants are native to Brazil.
The red rippled leaves are extremely popular.
Peperomia enjoys being root bound so repotting every 12-18 is not necessary.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.