Peperomia Quadrangularis
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Peperomia Quadrangularis

Welcome to our peperomia quadrangularis care guide. It’s a really easy to care for plant and tolerant of most household conditions, just don’t over water it as they can get root rot easily.

Peperomia Quadrangularis Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check it once a week but only water if soil is completely dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed, once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:1 part perlite to 4 parts normal compost.
Temperature:10°C-25°C (50°F-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.
Other names:Peperomia angulata.
Common issues:Root rot.


Peperomia quadrangularis aka the peperomia angulata aka beetle peperomia is a small and easy to care for houseplant. Named quadrangularis due to it’s four sided stem, it is a great small hanging plant, we cover all you need to know…

See also: Peperomia Ruby Cascade, Pink Lady Peperomia, Peperomia Polybotrya, Peperomia Piccolo Banda, Peperomia Incana, Peperomia Ruby Cascade, Peperomia Scandens, Peperomia Serpens, Pink Lady Peperomia.

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Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight, no direct. Put them in a relatively bright room, they’ll be ok a bit further back from the window though. Lots of bright light is best though. I would put them in an East or West facing window.

How Often To Water

These plants hate to sit in wet soil so water once a week but only if completely dry. Check the soil with your finger or a wooden skewer.

Tip: they are unforgiving to overwatering, so make sure you only water then when the soil is completely dry.


Use a balanced feed, once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth. They’ll be fine if you don’t fertilize them, they may just grow a bit slower than if you do.


They like a coarse and gritty soil that does not hold on to moisture. They don’t like to sit in wet soil as they can get root rot easily so you want to add some perlite to normal potting compost to aid drainage. 1 part perlite to 4 parts normal compost should be fine.

When To Repot

Check the plant once a year by taking it out of it’s pot and seeing if the roots are crowded. Pot it up a size if needed. They are not fussy if the roots get crowded, you can be a bit lazy with repotting.

Peperomia Quadrangularis - close up
Peperomia Quadrangularis – close up


Aim for 50% humidity, keep them in a humid room or keep it with other plants as they release moisture constantly. You can get a humidity meter (get one with a maximum and minimum readouts so you know how low it is dipping).


They do well in the range 10°C-25°C (50°F-77°F), so will be fine with no extra care in most homes when it comes to temperature.

For more on peperomias see our peperomia category with all our peperomia care guides.

Peperomia Quadrangularis Propagation

Propagate a peperomia quadrangularis by taking stem cuttings and rooting them in water. They can grow in water indefinitely, but I pot mine up after a month or two when the roots are a good size. Make sure there’s no leaves under the water or touching it as it can cause rot. They root really easily as long as you avoid rot, so change the water if it goes cloudy and keep leaves out of the water.

Are They Toxic To Cats?

They are not toxic to cats or dogs.

peperomia quadrangularis USDA Zone

Zones 11-12.

Peperomia Quadrangularis Flower

They put out very thin stalks that stick upwards over the plant with covered in very small light green flowers.

Peperomia Quadrangularis in the wild
Peperomia Quadrangularis in the wild. Image source: Photo by David J. StangCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Peperomia Quadrangularis Vs Angulata

The peperomia quadrangularis is another name for the peperomia angulata, they are the same plant.

Peperomia Quadrangularis Vs Tetragona

They are similar to each other, we cove this in our article on the tetragona: Peperomia Tetragona Care.

Peperomia Quadrangularis Vs Puteolata

The puteolata tends to grow more upright, while the peperomia quadrangularis trails down.

Peperomia Quadrangularis Vs Dischidia Ovata

See our article on the dischidia ovata here: Dischidia Ovata.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Or Etsy.

Other Names

Peperomia angulata, beetle peperomia.

FAQs And Common Problems

Root rot is a common issue, do not overwater them or leave them sitting in soggy wet soil. They are tough and resilient plants, except if you over water them, so use a well draining oil mix, only water them when the soil is dry or almost dry and make sure there plant pot is not sat in water in the tray under it.

Additional Resources


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