Peperomia Ruby Cascade
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Peperomia Ruby Cascade

Peperomia Ruby Cascade care is straightforward, just avoid soggy soil around it’s roots. We cover all you need to know about care and propagation…

Peperomia Ruby Cascade Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Let it dry out almost completely before watering again. Check it once a week. 
Fertilizer:A really well diluted balanced plant feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining mix with plenty of perlite.
Temperature:20°C- 25°C (68-77°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot.


The peperomia ruby cascade is a beautiful, small-leaved peperomia with dark pink stems. It’s a really pretty hanging plant that is very easy to care for.

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Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is the best, they’ll be ok in areas with slightly less light and a bit further back from the window.

How Often to Water A Peperomia Ruby Cascade

Check the soil once a week and water it when almost completely dry. You want to soak it, then let all the water run through, and then tip it out from the saucer or tray at the bottom of the plant. Then let it dry out almost completely before watering again.

Tip: Be really careful about overwatering, they are tough little plants that re tolerant of almost any conditions n your home, but their Achilles heal is root rot from overwatering. Don’t be tempted to over do it, and make sure you check the soil before watering, especially when the temperature drop at the end of summer as the plant will need less water.


Use a very well diluted balanced plant feed once a month in the spring and summer to encourage quicker growth. They’ll be just fine if you don’t feed them though.


Give your peperomia a well-draining mix with plenty of perlite. The water should be able to drain away easily, and keep the roots from sitting in soggy soil which can cause root rot in peperomias quite easily.

When To Repot A Peperomia Ruby Cascade

Repot them up a size in spring if they have outgrown their current pot. IT’s a good idea to check the roots once or twice a year, I check all my plants at easter time, and then pot them up a size if they’re crowded, as the plants will grow best over the spring and summer if given enough root space.


40-50% is great, which is easily do-able in most households.


20°C-25°C (68-77°F) is a good range for these plants. They should be fine in almost all homes as long as you don’t let them get too cold in the winter, try to keep them about 10°C (50°F).

Peperomia Ruby Cascade Water Propagation

The ruby cascade grows very quickly and is easy to propagate with stem cuttings on water. They look great when grown in just water too, you can just keep the plant growing indefinitely in a jam jar if you like.

Follow these steps:

  1. Cut a stem cutting with at least 4 nodes, you can take a long branch and make quite a few cuttings, make sure each one has 4 nodes.
  2. Take the leaves from the bottom 2 nodes, leave leaves on the top 2 nodes only. Roots will grow from the bottom node.
  3. Put the cutting in a jar of filtered tap water and put it in a warm place with plenty of indirect sunlight.
  4. Wait up to two months for roots to grow to a decent size, you should also see growth from the top of the plant too.
  5. Pot it up into soil, water it in and your done!
Peperomia Ruby Cascade close up

How fast do peperomia ruby cascade grow?

If their care needs are met, they can grow fairly quickly over the warmer months.

peperomia ruby cascade USDA Zone

Zones 9b-11.

Is peperomia ruby cascade toxic to cats?

They are not toxic to cats and dogs.

Scientific Name

Peperomia ruby cascade

Where To Buy A Peperomia Ruby Cascade

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Peperomias are epiphytic, they grow in tree bark in the wild and cannot sit in heavy soil it can cause root rot more easily than some other plants, so make sure they are in a really well draining mix, and you let it dry out before watering again.

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