Raindrop Plant - peperomia polybotrya 'Raindrop'

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Scientific Name
Peperomia polybotrya (pepper-like plant with many grapes) 'Raindrop'

Common Name
Raindrop Peperomia, Raindrop Plant, Coin Leaf Peperomia

Native to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

The Raindrop Plant gets its nickname from the distinctive, droplet-shaped leaves which make up its dense, luscious green foliage. This Peperomia is the closest in both appearance and genetics to the Chinese Money Plant- hinted at in the alternative name of the Coin Leaf Peperomia- and its foliage differs mainly in the raindrop-like leaf shape, while it has a similar growing habit of sending out its rounded leaves like satellites. As a semi-succulent it prefers less frequent waters, being adapted to store water for longer periods in its leaves; these leaves are even more amazing as they can be used themselves to propagate the plant simply by placing one leaf cut in half onto soil! Choose the Raindrop Peperomia for its gorgeous, glossy foliage and it will repay your care with a dome of vibrant, teardrop-shaped leaves

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 dense, well-draining mix. 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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Nice plant with very large leaves. Happy i...

Nice plant with very large leaves. Happy in its new home.

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