Like many of the plants we write about, Peperomia plants are native to tropical regions and are therefore used to a lot more moisture in the air than they’re probably getting in your home.
Misting your plants can help their foliage to receive the moisture that they would naturally outdoors. You can mist your Peperomia once a day or once every other day for maximum moistness. Though if you forget even doing them once a week can make a difference.
Although misting your Peperomia is a great way to keep them moist and a method that we would recommend, there are also other ways you can achieve this if misting isn’t for you.
The idea behind this is all to do with introducing liquid into the air for your plants to absorb so let’s take a look at a couple of alternatives we can use. One idea is to place your potted plants in pebbled trays filled with liquid. As the water evaporates the leaves will suck in the moisture. This can also be accomplished by placing lots of glasses and bowls around your water. Higher temperatures in your home will cause this liquid to evaporate and will help your plants to thrive.
A final option you could take which is a bit more of an expensive one is to use a humidifier. If you don’t already have one you can buy humidifiers on the cheaper side but they have smaller capacity. If you do want to invest in one they can be a great alternative because you can leave them running all day and your plant will end up receiving more moisture than if you simply misted them.
To summarise our question should I mist peperomia? Yes you should! A Peperomia likes moisture in the air but you can also use other methods like wet pebble trays, humidifiers and jugs of water.
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