Peperomia Caperata
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Peperomia Caperata

Welcome to our care guide to the Peperomia Caperata…

Peperomia Caperata Care Summary

Light needs:Low to bright indirect light.
Watering needs:Check the soil once a week and only water if the top half is already dry.
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced plant feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining mix.
Temperature:10°C-25°C (50°F-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Emerald ripple peperomia.
Common issues:Overwatering.


The peperomia caperata aka the emerald ripple peperomia is an easy to care for house plant that originates from Brazil. We cover all you need to know.

See also: Propagating Peperomia, Peperomia Verticillata, Peperomia Scandens, Peperomia Nivalis, Peperomia Quadrangularis, Peperomia Maculosa, Peperomia Tetragona, Peperomia Ruby Cascade.

Peperomia Caperata Light Needs

Low to bright indirect light: they do well in almost all light conditions in your home.

How Often to Water

The main issue with peperomias is overwatering, so be careful. Check the soil once a week and only water if the top half is already dry. Do not let the plant sit with water in its external container, tip it out after watering.


Use a well diluted balanced plant feed once a month in spring and summer.


Give them a well draining mix. Add some perlite (to make up 20% of the mix) to your potting compost.

When To Repot

Check the roots every year at easter time and repot if they are starting to get crowded. Up one size or two should be enough.

Peperomia Caperata Humidity

40-50% is fine. They do well in most home without any extra humidity requirements.


10°C-25°C (50°F-77°F) is an ideal range to aim for.

Peperomia Caperata Propagation

To propagate your peperomia caperata:

  1. Take stem cuttings (or leaf cuttings)
  2. Plant them directly into soil.
  3. Cover the pot with plastic bag and leave a small air hole at the top.
  4. Keep the pot somewhere warm and bright, check it regularly to make sure the soil is moist but not wet, and to change the air.
  5. They should root and produce new foliage in a month or so, when you can give them their own pots and treat them as a juvenile plant.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Emerald ripple peperomia.

Peperomia Caperata FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues are related to overwatering, like root rot and leaf drop. Underwater them rather than overwater!

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