Lovely deep emerald-green shiny leaves that are in the shape of raindrops. This collectable indoor specimen is as tough as the popular Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) – they look somewhat similar and are perfect companions to each other. If you have one, you need the other!
This plant is much tougher than it appears. It can tolerate short periods of neglect but does best with a little TLC. Be careful not to over-water the Peperomia Raindrop.
Feeding your indoor plants
Don’t let your plants get hangry! To get the best out of your plants, you will need to feed them some food. A good balanced fertiliser (plant food) will provide plants with all the nutrients they need to grow more leaves and help them stay strong. When the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat or drink as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Fertiliser (plant food) can be applied as granular slow release pellets or as a liquid. A bit more chilled out about your plants? Some granular products last 3-6 months which make them ideal for indoor plants and busy people. Hard-core plant-mum? Liquid fertiliser maybe be best as it gives you better control over the amount fed and when. Obviously, follow the label on your preferred fertiliser (plant food) for your baby. Sometimes it’s ok to be a helicopter parent – respond to your plant’s needs. Moral of the story, if it is growing new leaves then it will need more water and food!