With a Peperomia Serpens it is better to think when should I be watering this plant rather than how often should I water this plant. And what we mean by this is that you shouldn’t have a fixed time when you water your Peperomia Serpens and rather you should water it when the plant needs it.
This is because this is a plant that does not like to be overwatered. If you overwater this plant you increase the risk of root rot which can cause the plant to lose leaves and eventually die. Common signs of this are leaves turning squishy or stems and leaves turning black. If you find this is happening to your plant then make sure you cut off the rot and allow the soil to dry out. You might find that it’s too late and that the damage is irreparable but as long as there is only a bit of rot your plant should be fine.
To avoid this from happening it’s much better for your plant if you allow the soil to dry out between waterings so that it’s not sitting in water. Then once the soil has dried out water your plant thoroughly allowing any excess water to leave the plant through the drainage holes.
It’s not just important how often you water your plant but also the type of soil your plant is potted in. If the soil is dense and the water can’t drain then this can promote root rot. For that reason it is important to make sure that the soil is well draining. A standard potting mix should be sufficient for this plant but you can add perlite to help the soil become more aerated.
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