Peperomia Caperata is a plant that can be quite sensitive to watering and can be overwatered very easily. If this plant is watered too often it can cause the plant to rot resulting in leaf loss and eventual plant death.
So what does this mean in terms of watering. What you want to do is allow the soil to dry out in between waterings. When the soil is dry you an water the plant thoroughly as long as you allow it to dry out again before the next watering.
It’s also important that the soil is able to drain the water so you want aerated soil which can be achieved through a balanced potting mix and perlite. If the soil is able to drain properly and you make sure that it dries out between waterings then you shouldn’t get issues with root rot.
A common sign of overwatering in these plants is squishy leaves and black or yellow appearing on the leaves and stem. If this starts to happen remove the rotting leaves and allow your plant to dry out completely before watering it again.
Remember that not overwatering doesn’t mean you shouldn’t water your plant at all. Each time you need to water your plant make sure you do so thoroughly so that the plant has plenty to drink. Because just like with overwatering, if you underwater a plant it will die.
Considering they don’t like being watered too much you might find yourself asking do Peperomia Caperata need humidity? The short answer to this is yes they do, they like it humid but a moderate level of humidity should be enough for this plant. You shouldn’t need to recreate jungle like conditions in your home.
So to summarise during the summer months you may need to water your plant around every week and in the winter maybe two weeks but it really depends on the conditions in your home so make sure you check the soil rather than assuming.
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