Peperomia ferreyrae 'Happy Bean'

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Scientific Name
Peperomia ferreyrae (Ferreyra's pepper-like plant) 'Happy Bean'

Common Name
Peperomia Green Bean, Happy Bean, Pincushion Peperomia

Native to the tropical rainforests of Peru

This adorable variety of Peperomia always cheers me up just by its name! The bright green foliage of the 'Happy Bean' is a cheerful sight, with both its colour and shape showing real exuberance. As a semi-succulent, these thick, green-bean-shaped leaves can store water for brief periods of drought, so it will prefer to be under-watered than over-watered. Find a bright spot and it will reward your care with bright leaves and standout foliage.

Likes bright, indirect light; will benefit from a splash of morning or evening sun in autumn and winter.


Thoroughly water once the top third of the soil has dried out; make sure you don't leave the plant itself wet as this can cause it to rot.

Thrives in higher humidity, so will appreciate a humidity tray or more frequent misting.

Use a well-draining mix; added grit or similar will help it not get too waterlogged. A mix designed for cacti & succulents will work well! Repot every three years in spring as the plant grows..

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six or seven in autumn and winter. Pre-water the soil before applying 'ready to use' products to protect the roots.


Ideal temperature is 18-26°C; make sure it does not get colder than 12°C in winter.

Yes, but too much nibbling won't be good for pets, small humans or the plant!

Sprouts Top Tips
If your plant is in a darker location, poke the soil gently with a chopstick or similar to provide ventilation and mimic the actions of earthworms and other critters- this will reduce the risk of root rot!

Peperomias can be propagated from a single leaf: trim off a healthy leaf, cut it in half and place it onto soil. With a bit of patience and a nice, warm spot your peperomia will take root and grow into a whole new plant!


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