Why Is My Peperomia Hope Dying?
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Why is my Peperomia Hope dying is a question you don’t want to be asking, but if you find that you are, then you’ll want to work out the answer as quickly as possible. A Peperomia Hope can show some signs of decline and bounce back but this plant can often pass the point of no return so it’s important to work out what is causing your plant to die as quickly as possible if you’re to fix the issue.
Improper Watering Techniques
The most common answer to why is my Peperomia Hope dying is improper watering techniques. More often than not this will be down to overwatering but underwatering can also cause this. As a Peperomia Hope is a semi succulent plant, they store a lot of water in their leaves. This means that they need watering less often. It’s important that you allow the soil of a Peperomia Hope to dry out between waterings. If you don’t you may notice the leaves becoming squishy before turning black and falling off. If you continue this then the same thing will happen to the stems and roots of the plant and it will die.
Lack Of Drainage Hole
As overwatering can kill your plant, so can not having a drainage hole. Most plant pots come with a hole so that excess water doesn’t sit around the roots and cause rot. If your plant pot doesn’t have a drainage hole then this water can build up to cause root rot and your plant will experience the same symptoms as if it were being overwatered. If you want your plant in a decorative pot, simply buy a size up, leave the plant in its nursery pot and then place the nursery pot in the decorative pot. That way your plant shouldn’t be sitting in excess water but you still get to use a pot of your choice.
Insufficient light will cause your Peperomia Hope to die. Peperomia can tolerate relatively low light but if they’re not getting enough they will start to show you, you may notice your Peperomia Hope becoming leggy or starting to droop. They can survive quite a while leggy but if the light is too low they will start to die. If you’ve got your plant in the darkest corner of a room, it’s leggy and drooping then insufficient light is probably the reason. Move it to a brighter spot, trim your Peperomia Hope back and see if this encourages new growth.
Too Much Light
Too much light can also cause your Peperomia Hope to suffer and under extreme conditions die. A Peperomia Hope will do well in bright indirect light. These plants often like to be as close to a light source as possible without sitting in direct sunlight. As soon they’re exposed to direct sunlight they will start to dry out much quicker than they take water in. You may notice the soil drying out much sooner between waterings and the leaves starting to curl in on themselves.
If you live in a country that is generally overcast and doesn’t get a lot of strong sunlight then this might not be an issue for your plant. However, if you live somewhere that is sunny most days, year round then you probably won’t be able to water your plant enough to prevent it from becoming dehydrated due to the sun. A key sign to look out for is leaves curling in on themselves; they are doing this to conserve water and to protect themselves. If you notice this happening then move your plant away from the light.
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