Why Your Peperomia Is Dying

Welcome back, ya’ll! Thanks for joining in on another week with us at Pastel Dwelling! So, did you get your hands on a cute little Peperomia, although you’re not very sure on how to keep it alive? I got you, it’s what I’m here for.

Why your Peperomia houseplant is DYING.
Peperomia Care

The very first Peperomia I got was a Variegated Teardrop Peperomia, I got it sickly from Walmart and was determined to keep it alive. But.. that didn’t go the way I hoped. She’s dead now.

So I took that as a challenge, I was determined to grow a Peperomia and keep it alive.

So, how do you keep it alive? Here’s what you need to know.

Watering a Peperomia

Figuring out how to water these guys was what I struggled with the absolute most. I just assumed to let the top inch or so of the soil to dry out and give her another good watering, but that’s not actually the case.

After some extensive research, I found out that their soil needs to be significantly more dry than that in order to water again, I mean about 5 inches down into the soil dry.

This is because Peperomias have such small and fine roots that they are extremely susceptible to root rot, which is their biggest killer grown as a houseplant, we just love them too much.

So yeah, let them dry out almost completely. Check about 5 inches deep in the soil for moisture, if it’s dry, you’re good to go.

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Light requirements

So Peperomias are similar to succulents in a few ways, their watering schedule and how Peperomias store water in their leaves, as well as their lighting needs.

Peperomias are a bit flexible with their lighting needs, they will do best in bright indirect light from a west or east facing window, but could grow just as well in medium light.

How to propagate

So once again I’m going to reference that propagating Peperomias is going to be very similar to propagating succulents. You can propagate through leaf cuttings, steam cuttings, or by division.

You usually want to let the wound of the plant harden over before you go and stick it in the dirt or some water to prevent infection. Hardening over can take from a few hours to maybe just overnight.

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Temperature and humidity

Peperomias prefer to be in an environment that is on the warmer side rather than the colder. They also originated in the Tropical Rainforests of Brazil, so they prefer to have a higher humidity around them, although you could probably get away with normal household humidity.

Fertilizing your Peperomia

During the growing season only, which is summer, you’ll want to fertilize your Peperomias about once a month. Be careful not to fertilize in fall or winter, because the plant has most likely gone dormant by that time and isn’t going to want to have added chemicals sitting on top of the roots.

How to care for a Peperomia

That’s about all there is to it! If you need any more help with your Peperomia or identifying what it needs, leave a comment below!

As always, happy growing!

Houseplants That Can Live In Your Bathroom

We all want houseplants kinda everywhere, right? It’s a little bit of an obsession lets be honest here. I personally don’t keep any in mine (and if I do, it’s so my tropicals get lots of humidity from the shower). But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have them in yours!

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We’re going to go over a handful of extremely resilient plants that would survive living in your bathroom! I’m just gonna say it before we get started though. All because these plants are able to survive in these conditions, it isn’t their ideal environment and you shouldn’t expect them to grow at their normal rate, and I would take them out every once in a while for some real light maybe a few times a week.

I also have an entire guide on indoor houseplants that don’t require a lot of sunlight! It is a bit more in-depth on their care as well, it’s worth the read! Check it out

let’s get into it, shall we?

These choices of plants are based mostly on their light resilience, because obviously a bathroom does not provide enough light to nourish and keep most plants alive (unless you have Kim Kardashian’s bathroom), so this list is primarily plants that are tolerant to little to no light conditions.

Kim Kardashian’s bathroom (i’m pretty jealous)

Dieffenbachia


Chinese Evergreen


Peace Lily

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Snake Plant


Spider Plant


ZZ Plant

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Cast Iron Plant


Dracaena


Pothos

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Tillandsias


Aloe Vera


Parlor Palm


Ivy


Those are all of my picks for plants that can live inside of your bathroom! Just a tip though, not every plant is the same as the last and it is super important to watch out for signs, if you see the plant’s health declining, then it might be the result of lack of nourishment, and in that case, maybe it should only be a part-time bathroom plant.

Read a little further for some insight on what I’ve been up to recently!

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