Here’s a detailed guide on Peperomia Hope Care and Growing Tips that will help you to grow this beautiful trailing plant with ease!
A cross between Peperomia quadrifolia and Peperomia deppeana, this sweet and compact houseplant is a must-have! If you want it in your collection, we have the best Peperomia Hope Care and Growing Tips!
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With oval and green-colored leaves, Peperomia ‘Hope’ is a wonderful houseplant with compact dimensions. This perennial epiphyte is the most suitable hanging basket, thanks to its evergreen foliage, and trailing stems.
Propagating Peperomia Hope
The plant is quite easy to propagate by cuttings.
- Take a 4-6 inches long cutting from a healthy plant.
- Take off the lower leaves, dip the end in the rooting hormone.
- Plant it in a pot filled with a seed starting mix and keep it at a spot that gets bright, indirect light.
- The cutting will develop new growth in 5-8 weeks.
- You can also plant it from leaf cuttings. Lay down the leaf on a well-draining potting mix, so that the end is covered in the growing medium. Water well, and place the pot where it gets indirect light.
Tip: Do make sure that you are allowing the leaf to heal for 24 hours after snipping it off the plant, before putting it on the soil.
Best Container for Peperomia Hope
As it is a compact plant, avoid using too large containers. A 6-8 inches container will be a good starting point. Make sure the pot has a drainage hole at the bottom.
Requirements for Growing Peperomia Hope
The best way to make your Peperomia grow up to be the healthiest is to place them in a spot that receives enough filtered sunlight. Avoid keeping the plant in the harsh, afternoon sun.
It is best to place the container on an east-facing window where the plant can bask in the morning sun for 3-4 hours.
Avoid using typical garden soil for the plant. It does best in a well-draining mix. Add 2 parts of peat moss, 1 part perlite, or coarse sand to make the best potting soil for the plant.
The right way to water your Peperomia ‘Hope’ is to only give it a good shower when the soil gets partly dry. Check the top 2-4 inches of the soil with your fingers—if it feels dry, water it till it seeps out of the drainage hole of the pot.
The plant grows best in the humidity around 50-60 percent. Placing a pebble and water tray under the container will be a great idea.
It thrives in a temperature range of 65-85°F or 18-29°C. Please avoid exposing it to sudden temperature changes. Also, if you live in a cold area, do not keep the plant outside.
Peperomia Hope Care
If you want the best growth of the plant, you need to understand the fact that it is a light feeder. Avoid excessive fertilization as it will hurt its growth.
Fertilize the plant every 5-6 weeks during spring and summer and every 2 to 3 months in fall and winter using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer like 20-20-20.
The plant enjoys being root-bound, so don’t worry too much about re-potting. You can transfer it after two or three years to 1 or 2 sizes bigger pot during spring.
Pests and Diseases
Keep an eye on whitefly, spider mite, and mealybug infestation. You can handpick them or use insecticidal soap.
Also, providing proper ventilation helps in combating diseases and pest problems.