How to Look After Peperomia 'Green Bubble' (Dwarf Pepper) - A Care Guide

Updated: Mar 8

Here's some tips on how to care for a Peperomia 'Green Bubble', so that you can get the best out of this bubbly, characterful little houseplant.

A Peperomia 'Green Bubble' being held up at the Garden Geeks store. | Garden Geeks UK
A Peperomia 'Green Bubble' at the Garden Geeks store.

The Green Bubble


A slightly more uncommon variety of Piperacaea, the Peperomia 'Green Bubble' is instantly recognisable due to its bubbly, blistered appearance leaves, creating a very satisfyingly textured foliage.


Native to the forest floors of tropical Central America, this plant stays rather compact and easy to care for. Perfect for adding some vibrant texture to a spot in need of a natural uplift.

Light


Growing on the forest floor means this plant an tolerate slightly lower light conditions, however for best results, the Peperomia 'Green Bubble' prefers bright indirect light.


This plant can tolerate some light shade. Make sure to keep it out of harsh, direct sunlight or the leaves could begin to scorch.


If the plant isn't getting enough sunlight it may begin to grow leggy as it reaches out towards the nearest light source.

Soil


The Peperomia Green Bubble does best in well draining soil. Adding perlite to your soil will help to increase drainage and provide aeration for the roots.


If you're buying a premade soil mix, a cacti and succulent soil should do the trick.


Watering


Overwatering is probably the biggest problem for your Peperomia Green Bubble. To avoid this ensure your well draining soil mix is allowed to almost dry out before watering again.


Erring on the side of caution is best, especially during the winter months where you can cut back your watering regime.


Most Peperomia store water in their fleshy succulent-like leaves so can forgive you for a little underwatering. Thought aim to avoid extended periods of drought.


Humidity


Native to the Central American tropics, the Peperomia 'Green Bubble' enjoys some humidity, thought it can tolerate lower/average household humidity due to its fleshy semi-succulent leaves.


If you like, you can mist your plant occasionally, but make sure you don't soak it too often.


Temperature


Your Peperomia 'Green Bubble' likes a warm environment, so be sure to keep it in a sheltered spot and away from cold drafts.


A ideal temperature range is around 15˚C–22˚C, however your Dwarf Pepper can cope with as low as 10°C for short periods.


Toxicity


The Peperomia family is considered non-toxic to pets and humans - woohoo!

Growth


A compact and rather slow growing little plant, the Peperomia 'Green Bubble' grows on average to a maximum of 20-30cm, making it a perfect plant for most spaces.


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