Peperomia Polybotrya Plant Facts

Scientific NamePeperomia Polybotrya
Plant Common NameCoin Leaf Peperomia, Raindrop Peperomia
Light RequirementsPlace your Peperomia Polybotrya in a spot that receives a lot of bright indirect sunlight. But make sure the light source is not intense or you risk leaf burn!
Water RequirementsWhen watering Peperomia Polybotrya, you must remember that this plant has the ability to store water in its fleshy leaves. So, it doesn’t require that frequent watering, particularly not during the winter season when it is in its dormant state.
Soil RequirementsThough it can store water, Peperomia Polybotrya is not a full-fledged succulent. But it still need a proper level of drainage just like succulent plants do. Without a properly-draining soil mix, it can easily suffer from root rot.
Fertilizer RequirementsBecause Peperomia Polybotrya has a slow growth rate, it also doesn’t require a lot of fertilizer. You can just use a normal liquid houseplant fertilizer when the plant is actively growing. But again, make sure not to feed it during winter days because it is in its dormant state.
Temperature RequirementsYou can grow your Peperomia Polybotrya at normal room temperature. Just make sure that the temperature doesn’t drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Humidity RequirementsPeperomia Polybotrya prefers cool and humid growing conditions. But the most important thing to remember when it comes to humidity requirements of most houseplants is that there should be proper ventilation. Otherwise, you’re inviting unwanted fungal infections and diseases.
SizeThe Raindrop Peperomia doesn’t grow taller than one foot.
Foliage ColorThe foliage of Raindrop Peperomia has a dark-green hue, and is supported on very tout stems.
PropagationPeperomia Polybotrya can be propagated by leaf cuttings and stem cuttings in a soil medium or water.
ToxicityRaindrop Peperomia is not toxic to both pets and humans.
Repotting RequirementsPeperomia Polybotrya is not your typical plant that needs to be repotted very often. It has a limited matured size and doesn’t grow that fast. When repotting it, just go one container size up every year or every two years.
Pruning RequirementsPruning is normally done to fix the irregular form and shape of Peperomia Polybotrya, which could be due to lack of proper lighting requirements.
Hardiness ZonePeperomia Polybotrya is recommended for USDA hardiness zones 10 to 12 but grows best outdoors in zone 10.
Common ProblemsThe most common problems when it comes to growing Raindrop Peperomia include bumpy leaves and leaves curling. Also, overwatering is a common problem for this plant, especially when grown by newbies. Remember that this plant can store water so you should be mindful of not watering it too much.
PestsThe most common plant pests affecting Peperomia Polybotrya are red spider mites and mealybugs.