Peperomia Serpens
Peperomia,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Peperomia Serpens

Welcome to our guide to the Peperomia Serpens, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity.

Peperomia Serpens Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly and only water if dry all the way down.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed once a month in the summer.
Soil:Add 20% perlite to a normal potting compost.
Humidity:50% and above.
Temperature:18-24°C (65-75°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering.

Introduction

The peperomia serpens is a beautiful small leaved, vining peperomia.

See also: Peperomia Ruby Cascade, Peperomia Polybotrya, Peperomia Nivalis, Peperomia Graveolens (Ruby Glow Peperomia).

Peperomia Serpens Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal for this plant. No direct sunlight.

How Often To Water

Check the soil weekly and only water it if the soil is dry all the way down.

Fertilizer

Feed them a balanced feed once a month in the summer.

Peperomia Serpens Soil

They want a really well draining soil. Add 20% perlite to a normal potting compost to aid drainage.

When to Repot

Check your plant in spring nd if the root are crowded, pot it up a size.

Humidity

Aim for 50% and above, they will threve if given good humidity.

Temperature

18-24°C (65-75°F) in the day, down to 10°C (50°F) at night.

How to Propagate Peperomia Serpens

You can take stem cuttings and root them in water over a moth or so, then pot them up in soil when they are rooted.

Do Peperomia Serpens Flower?

They flower with small spike of flowers. They are not the most remarkable of flowers to be honest!

Why Peperomia Serpens Leaves Turning Yellow?

Yellowing happens when the plant is stressed, with peperonia this is most often caused by too much water. Make sure you only water the plant when the soil is dry.

When Do Peperomia Serpens Bloom?

They can bloom year round, often late summer.

Is Peperomia Serpens Toxic?

They are non toxic to dogs and cats.

Peperomia Scandens Vs Serpens

They plants can be easily told apart as the peperomia scandens has a variegated border to it’s leaves which are bigger and more teardrop shaped.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

They can be overwatered very easily, so make sure you let the soil dry out before watering again.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Peperomia Ruby Cascade, Peperomia Polybotrya, Peperomia Nivalis, Peperomia Graveolens (Ruby Glow Peperomia).

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Peperomia Serpens
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