Peperomia Hope is a cute, low-maintenance semi-succulent cultivar, with smooth, round leaves that look best trailing artfully from a high shelf.
Growing Pot Size: 20cm
Binomial Name: Peperomia deppeana x quadrifolia
Other Common Names: Acorn Peperomia
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium light with no direct sun
Water: New growth becomes soft and brown.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Essential for any urban jungle, Peperomia Hope is another lovely, little hybrid from the Peperomia family. Low maintenance and easy to care for, this trailing epiphyte has smooth, supple, coin-shaped leaves used for storing water. Peperomia Hope trails happily from any surface or macrame basket, with hanging stems that grow up to a meter long! This cheerful semi-succulent is a wonderful addition to any house-plant family, with the added bonus that it is resistant to most pests!
PlantX Top Tip: Peperomia Hope is happiest out of direct sunlight but with plenty of bright indirect light. If your plant isn’t getting enough light, it will let you know by growing long, lanky stems with sparse leaves.
How to Care for Peperomia Hope
Light: Prefers bright/medium-light with no direct sun.
Water: Allow the top 5cm of the soil to dry before watering.
Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%.
Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C.
Fertiliser: Fertilise with a balanced fertilizer (such as 10:10:10) when the plant is actively growing in spring and summer.
Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Propagation: Leaf cuttings and division.
Repotting: Peperomia enjoys being root bound so repotting every 12-18 months is not necessary.
Cleaning Tip: Wipe the leaves with a cloth to remove dust.
Toxicity: Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Peperomia Hope - Common Problems
Why are the leaves of my Peperomia Hope looking dull and faded?
Your Peperomia Hope could be getting sunburnt. Try moving it away from direct light.
Why are the stems of my Peperomia Hope all stretched out?
Low light will cause this plant to become stretched out and lanky. Move it to a spot where it can receive bright to medium indirect light and it should cheer up and become more full-looking.
Why is the middle of my Peperomia Hope starting to rot?
This may be because you’ve been watering your plant directly into the center. Water along the edges of the pot instead, or bottom water where possible. Cut away the rotting parts to make room for new growth.
Signs of Overwatering
New growth becomes soft and brown.
Peperomia Hope is resistant to most pests and diseases
How can I propagate my Peperomia Hope?
If your Peperomia Hope is getting a bit leggy, or you fancy sharing the hope with friends, it’s time to propagate! Stem cuttings will root easily in water or potting mix. Snip just below the node and ensure each cutting has a few leaves on it. Make sure the node is submerged in either soil or water and then wait for the new root systems to develop. This is best done in spring or summer.