Peperomia Polybotrya

The Peperomia Polybotrya delivers on style with lush raindrop shaped leaves that silhouette out from the central stem creating a visual delight. Its leaves are a similar texture to that of the Peperomia Obtusifolia, although less rounded and cupped. You can expect an abundance of foliage if your plant is well kept. The plant will be growing upwards as it reaches for the light and finding room for all that new foliage.

A key to keeping this plant looking beautiful is to ensure you rotate your plant often to help it create consistent growth on your whole plant. If left in one spot for too long you may find that the front of your plant is full of beautiful leaves with limited growth on the side of your plant against the wall. The Peperomia Polybotrya is an easy-care plant that makes a great addition to your indoor collection.

Common Names: Raindrop plant, Raindrop Peperomia.

Peperomia Polybotrya Plant Care

Temperature

The Peperomia Polybotrya is an indoor pot plant and prefers warmer temperatures. It won’t like temperatures lower than 10°C. Ideal temperatures range between 16-26°C.

Watering

The Peperomia Polybotrya is an easy plant to water. Let the top part of the soil dry out entirely before thoroughly watering. It doesn’t like to be overwatered or sit too wet.

Light

The best lighting to keep your Peperomia happy is bright indirect light. If your plant is kept in a spot that is too dark, it will start to reach out towards a light source and can become quite leggy. Make sure you rotate your plant to ensure it’s getting an even amount of light so it grows consistently on all sides.

Fertilizer

Fertiliser in the spring and summer will help boost your plant’s growth.

Soil

Any well-draining, nutrient rich mix is ideal. If your potting mix isn’t well-aerated, you can add things like pumice and orchid bark to assist in drainage.

Maintenance

The Peperomia Polybotrya has a small root system and doesn’t need to be re-potted very often. If the plant begins to look out of shape, you can pinch any leggy stems to create a more compact and bushy plant.

Toxicity

The Peperomia Polybotrya is non-toxic and it’s safe around animals and humans.

Potential Problems

Sudden Leaf Drop:

Will often be caused by a sudden change in temperature or overwatering. The latter you will be able to tell if the soil is very wet.

Wilting:

This will most commonly occur when the plant hasn’t been watered enough. It can also be an indication of overwatering but you will be able to differentiate this if the soil is very wet.

Pests/Disease:

The Peperomia Polybotrya doesn’t tend to have an issue with pests. However, overwatering can sometimes create fungal disease.