Reasons a Peperomia Plant Should Be Part of Your Home or Office Décor 

The peperomia plant is a gorgeous, succulent-adjacent foliage that can be beautiful both indoors and out. It comes in a variety of colors and rarely offers blooms.

The focus is, instead, on the vibrant and vivacious leaves that are thick, waxy, and a sight to behold regardless of which genus you choose. They all have one thing in common — they’re meant to be purely ornamental.

A Peperomia Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

A Peperomia Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

A peperomia plant is an ideal piece of greenery to keep in your home or office. In fact, you might want to keep two or three!

They’re easy to care for, they grow slowly over time, and they don’t need a lot of light or water. Plus, they’re beautiful, and they come in a variety of shades, shapes, and sizes.

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While they don’t typically offer blossoms, the leaves can come in red, gray, purple, or green. They can also be variegated or solid or even marbled.

And you can find them in large or small sizes and shaped like hearts or circles. You might also find them with tiny, drop-like leaves. The range is wide!

In addition to the beauty this plant brings, it also cleans the air in its nearby vicinity, absorbing common household toxins and breathing out oxygen every night. You really can’t lose with this one.

Are Peperomia Plants Good for the Feng Shui Flow of a Room?

To heap benefits on top of advantages, the peperomia plant offers amazing feng shui energy to any room it sits in.

With rounded leaves, this peperomia creates positive vibes and encourages harmony within the indoor spaces. With heart-shaped leaves, this plant welcomes love and laughter in relationships, so keep it in any space you consider intimate.

Whatever the shape of the leaves, the peperomia brings good luck into your life, love, home, or office –  anywhere you keep it.

If you’re interested in learning more about feng shui practices, I check out this master class article on how to use feng shui.

Are Peperomia Plants Easy to Grow and Maintain?

Peperomia plants are notoriously easy to grow and maintain, just requiring a little light, a little water, and a little love.

How Do Peperomia Plants Grow?

A plant very close to the succulent, the peperomia calls for watering only once the soil has dried out, enough bright, indirect sunlight to keep its vibrant colors thriving, and a soil that is rich with organic matter that won’t hold water.

What Kind of Soil Does a Peperomia Plant Need?

The peperomia plant will do great with most succulent soils – think of bark, small pebbles, or perlite in your indoor houseplant soil.

How Much Light Does a Peperomia Plant Need?

This succulent-adjacent foliage calls for bright, indirect sunlight, so place it anywhere it can be in a light space but not attract direct sunlight.

Consider moving your plant if you notice leaves browning or crisping. Alternatively, if you notice the colors of the leaves getting drab or the soil not drying out, you can move the plant closer to the light. It may take some time to get it right, but with a few adjustments, you can get there.

How Much Water Does a Peperomia Plant Need?

The peperomia only needs water once the top 2 inches of the soil dry out. To get a sense of the plant’s watering needs, stick your finger into the soil about once a week.

If you feel moisture, leave it alone. If you feel the soil has completely dried out, you can go ahead and water the plant until the water runs through the bottom of the pot.

For more information on watering plants, check out my other article for signs, tips, and tricks to avoid  watering mistakes.

Other Conditions that Are Important to a Peperomia Plant

Fortunately, the peperomia does not require much in the way of care. You can add a bit of fertilizer if you notice the soil is not working well for you. A liquid fertilizer once a month should be plenty.

Prune back any leggy, sparsely growing branches every spring. Finally, if you notice any of the common pests in your plant – whiteflies, scale, or mealybugs – you can spray with neem oil a couple of times a week until the pests go away and stay that way.

Peperomia Plant Decorating Ideas

Honestly, the best approach with the peperomia plant is to surround it with other plants from the peperomia family. You can create an entire garden from this family and have it fill your space with love, light, and gorgeous foliage.

Choose brightly colored clay pots and strikingly different shapes and colors of leaves. That way, you’ll feel like you have a variety to work with, but they’ll all be relatively easy to maintain. It’s a win/win.

Do Fake Peperomia Plants Look Real?

Do Fake Peperomia Plants Look Real

In the end, if the peperomia plant still feels like too much work for you, you can always opt for an artificial version. Interestingly enough, because the leaves of this plant are so thick and waxy, they often look fake, so going with a fake plant is no real loss. It will look just like the real thing. It will also still offer the amazing energetic feng shui benefits you can get from a real one.

And if you’re wondering if artificial plants are even in style, check out my piece on whether artificial plants and flowers are tacky.

Either way you go, real or fake, you can’t go wrong with a peperomia plant. You’ll be so glad you have one, or more!

Do you have a peperomia plant in your home or office? How do you care for it? Where do you keep it? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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