Peperomia Rosso

Scientific Name: Peperomia Rosso

Common Name: Peperomia Rosso

Peperomia Rosso care is an easy Peperomia to grow and care for. If you are looking for a small plant that won’t get too big with some green and colorful leaves, a Peperomia Rosso plant may be for you.

To give this Peperomia plant the best care, it requires well-draining soil, water the plant when the top two inches of the soil is dry, provide it with bright indirect sunlight, temperatures ranging from 65-80F, and high humidity levels.

Quick Care Overview

Common NamePeperomia Rosso
Scientific NamePeperomia Rosso
OriginSouth & Central America
Growth RateSlow
IdentificationCrinkled deep green foliage with red stems
HeightUp to 10 inches tall
SoilWell-draining soil
WaterWater when the top two inches of soil is dry
SunlightBright indirect sunlight
Toxic to Cats & DogsNo
Toxic to HumansNo
PestsFungus gnats, mealybugs
DiseasesRoot rot

Below we will dive deep into this Peperomia Rosso care guide.

Peperomia Rosso Care

Peperomia Rosso History

South and Central America native Peperomia Rosso, or Peperomia Caperata Eden Rosso is a gorgeous tropical succulent with dark green variegated heart-shaped leaves that grow in a rosette pattern. Peperomia Rosso is a hybrid cross between Peperomia Marmorata and Peperomia Metalica and is native to the tropic rainforests of Central and South America.

Peperomia Rosso Identification

Peperomia Rosso presents with crinkled-appearing deep-green foliage attached to red stems that may have red and dark green veins. The most attractive part of this unique Peperomia is its vibrant red leaf undersides. 

Peperomia Rosso Growth Facts

This easy-growing succulent is perfect for beginners. It will remain compact in size making it perfect for smaller spaces. 

How Big Does a Peperomia Rosso Get?

Peperomia Rosso may grow up to 10 inches tall.

Peperomia Rosso Care

This little plant does not require much care. Its compact size makes it perfect for desktops and smalls. Just ensure that you keep this Peperomia consistently moist. 

Peperomia Rosso Soil

Peperomia Rosso will require an airy, well-draining soil to be happy. A standard quality commercial houseplant potting soil with incorporations of perlite and peat moss will be perfect for this plant. Alternatively, you may choose to grow this succulent in a commercial cacti/succulent mix. 

Peperomia Rosso Fertilizer

Peperomia Rosso will appreciate receiving a granular, slow-release fertilizer in the spring. Ensure that you follow all label instructions. 

Peperomia Rosso Watering

Peperomia Rosso is sensitive to overwatering but also cannot withstand drought. You should water your Peperomia Rosso after the soil has become 50-75% dry. Depending on growing conditions, you will often need to water your plant every ten days or so. When watering, you should water your Peperomia deeply, allowing water to flow through the drainage holes. However, you never want to allow this plant to sit in excess water within the plant container’s drainage tray. Watering frequency may be reduced in winter. Additionally, you should avoid watering the rosette crown directly or misting this plant as this plant is susceptible to black mold rot. 

Peperomia Rosso Light Requirements

Peperomia Rosso will enjoy being kept in bright, indirect light from an eastern or western facing window will be perfect for your Peperomia Rosso. Just ensure that you do not expose your Peperomia to direct sunlight, as this will lead to foliage scorching. You may also choose to grow your Peperomia Rosso under fluorescent lighting. 

Peperomia Rosso Temperature & Humidity

Peperomia Rosso will grow well in average household temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, Peperomia Rosso is sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and should not be kept near drafts, AC units, heaters, or cod windows. Finally, this Peperomia requires relatively high humidity to thrive. Installing a humidifier or pebble tray will boost the growth of your Peperomia.

Repotting Peperomia Rosso

Peperomia Rosso will need to be repotted every 2-3 years or whenever you see roots poking out of its container’s drainage holes. Remember, however, that this plant will like to remain a little bit root bound. Therefore, select a container that is 1-2 inches larger than the previous one. Repotting should be done in the spring. 

Peperomia Rosso Maintenance & Pruning

Peperomia Rosso will not often require pruning, as it will remain relatively compact. However, you may want to periodically prune off any diseased, discolored, or dead foliage using sharp, clean shears. Yet, you will want to take in mind that heavy pruning will throw this plant into shock, so only take what you need to remove. 

How to Care for Peperomia Rosso

Peperomia Rosso Propagation

Propagation of Peperomia Rosso is easy and may be done through stem cuttings. To propagate, simply cut a piece of stem that has a couple of leaves. Place the stem(s) into a container with fresh soil. Water thoroughly and place into indirect light. Rooting hormone is not necessary but may be used and may make the propagation process easier. 

Peperomia Rosso Toxicity

Toxicity to Humans

Peperomia Rosso is not considered toxic to humans and is safe to keep around children. However, this plant is not considered edible so refrain from eating it as it may cause digestive upset. 

Toxicity to Cats & Dogs

Luckily, Peperomia Rosso is not considered toxic and is safe to keep around your pets. However, avoid allowing your pet to eat this plant, as it may cause digestive upset or cause permanent damage to your plant. 

Caring for Peperomia Rosso

Peperomia Rosso Problems

Peperomia Rosso Leaves Turning Yellow

Foliage of Peperomia Rosso may turn yellow due to lack of sunlight or nutrient deficiencies. 

Peperomia Rosso Leaves Turning Brown

When foliage of your Peperomia Rosso turns brown, it is typically due to foliage scorching from being exposed to direct sunlight, or lack of moisture. 

Peperomia Rosso Diseases

Peperomia Rosso is not prone to infection from any particular plant diseases. However, they are known to easily suffer from issues related to overwatering. Tell-tale signs of overwatering include leaf drop, wilting, and scab-like protrusions on foliage. 

Peperomia Rosso Pests

Peperomia Rosso is particularly susceptible to mealybugs. Periodically inspect your plant for signs of infestation. Upon identification of a pest infestation, isolate your plant, and treat it with a pesticide. 


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