Well-Aerated, All-Natural Peperomia Soil

A well-draining and nutrient-rich potting mix for your peperomia indoor plant
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☑ High-quality,100% natural peperomia soil with Earth Positive ingredients (no peat moss, perlite, coco coir, etc.)
☑ Rich in nutrients and organic matter, and allows water to drain easily
☑ Perfect for maintaining a healthy peperomia and stimulating new growth

Vegan Compost

Our aged and plant-based compost provides vital nutrients and enhances the peperomia soil structure for optimal drainage. It also reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers, which can unfavorably affect soil pH and microbes.

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Biochar is the key ingredient in Rosy’s peperomia potting soil. It’s a sustainable additive that boosts nutrient retention in soil and enables healthy peperomia root development.

The best part? 

Biochar captures CO2 before it enters the atmosphere! Every ton of biochar produced helps remove three tons of CO2 from the carbon cycle.

That makes it a perfect alternative to unsustainable additives like perlite, vermiculite, and peat moss. It’s good for your plant and the planet!

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae (mahy-kuh-rahy-zee) are plant-friendly fungi that form a mutually beneficial relationship with a plant’s roots. They create a filamentous network (a kind of supplementary root system) that improves your peperomia root’s access to water and nutrients.

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

Add the Rosy soil mix to a container and water it until the wet soil releases a few drops when squeezed.

Step 2: Pot or repot

When potting or repotting peperomia plants, use a planter with drainage holes filled up 1/3 with pre-moistened Rosy soil.

Step 3: Plant

Release your peperomia plant from its current container and loosen the root ball, removing any soil debris around the roots.

Next, center it in the new planter and fill the remaining space with Rosy soil. But leave about an inch of space at the top for easy watering. 

And to ensure your peperomia plant starts thriving, place the planter in indirect sunlight.

Step 4: Water

Carefully water the peperomia from the top, allowing the excess to flow out the drainage holes.

After the first watering, we recommend bottom watering to evenly wet soil. You can give the peperomia an occasional top watering to flush out salt/mineral build-up.

Rosy maintains a supply chain with a net-negative carbon footprint, from manufacturing to delivery! In fact, each bag of Rosy potting soil captures 2kg of CO2 from the emission cycle.

How do we do this? 

We use low-carbon and carbon-negative ingredients (like biochar) and have carefully selected the most sustainable packaging and shipping options.

Read our Life Cycle Assessment to learn more.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost

ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS 

Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

Peperomia Plant Soil & Care Guide

Peperomia (often called the radiator plant) is a tropical plant with over 1,000 known species. 

Some popular peperomia species include:

  • Peperomia caperata (emerald ripple peperomia, peperomia rosso, peperomia frost)
  • Peperomia argyreia (watermelon peperomia)
  • Peperomia obtusifolia (baby rubber plant)
  • Peperomia polybotrya (raindrop peperomia)
  • Peperomia tetraphylla (peperomia hope)
  • Peperomia prostrata (string of turtles)
  • Peperomia ferreyrae (pincushion peperomia)

Plants in the peperomia genus are relatively low maintenance and don’t need direct sunlight. They also have interesting leaf variegation patterns (different leaf color zones), making them a popular houseplant.

But how to look after your peperomia indoor plant?

Follow our tips on peperomia soil, peperomia care, peperomia propagation, and repotting peperomia:

1. Choosing the Right Peperomia Soil

The ideal peperomia soil mix should be:

  • Well aerated to help the roots breathe 
  • Well draining to prevent waterlogging and root rot 
  • Minimally moisture-retaining, as peperomia plants don’t grow well in wet soil 
  • Nutrient-rich for healthy plant growth 

While you can plant peperomia in a conventional potting mix containing coco coir, peat moss, and vermiculite, these additives are unsustainable.

Instead, we recommend Rosy’s peperomia soil. It’s eco-friendly and contains the right ingredients to provide your peperomia the TLC it deserves. 

Note: Some species of the peperomia genus are epiphytes (like the watermelon peperomia plant and baby rubber plant), which grow in tree bark. 

Adding orchid bark to your potting soil may be helpful for these epiphytic peperomia species.

2. Providing the Best Peperomia Care

While peperomia plants thrive in aerated and well draining soil, they also prefer high humidity environments and bright light over low light (but not direct sunlight). 

Follow our peperomia care tips to keep your houseplant happy:

  • Plant peperomia during its growing season (spring).
  • Use a pot with drainage holes for excess water to drain.
  • Place the peperomia in bright indirect sunlight.
  • Use a well-aerated soil mix to prevent wilting and fungal diseases. These can occur when the root system is waterlogged.
  • Use an organic insecticide (e.g., neem oil or tomato leaf spray) if you notice pests on the leaf or stem (like mites, fungus gnats, or mealybugs).
  • Avoid overwatering your peperomia as it can cause root rot and droopy peperomia. Water only when the top 1-2 inches of soil seems dry.
  • Prune deformed or yellowed leaves. Yellowed leaves may indicate overwatering.

3. Propagating Peperomia Plants

The peperomia propagation process is relatively easy, even for beginners. You can use a stem cutting or leaf cutting to propagate peperomia. 

Here are the steps to propagate peperomia from cuttings:

  • Take a stem cutting (or a leaf cutting with an inch of stem).
  • Plant the cuttings in a small amount of potting soil.
  • Place the propagation planter in bright indirect light.
  • Keep it warm and moist to maintain humidity.
  • Water the plant often, and don’t let it dry out.
  • Roots should form within weeks, especially during the growing season. You can repot it once the new growth outgrows the planter.
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Reviewed by Paula
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Excellent soil!

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Create beautiful plants!!

This potty mix is different than anything I’ve ever used. I haven’t had to add to the soil. I’m able to use the soil as it comes. Seems like it’s highly nutritious. I have half my plants potted in it. I plan to pot the rest of them in the same soil!

Highly recommend! So far so good!

Only thing that I noticed it didn’t expect was that when I watered the water will run black. So don’t walk a drippy plant across the house. 🙄

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Nice soil. Super dark and nutritious looking. A bit on the expensive side, so I'm not sure I'll keep purchasing the houseplant one , but definitely buy more of the cactus blend.

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Make them grow

Hi just got the soil and repotting my plants. So hopefully it will be good for them.

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Wear gloves lest you look like a Victorian orphan

I got this soil to try to revive a very sad plant in my house. I was previously using a *miraculous growing soil* but I didn’t feel like it kept moisture as well as I wanted. What I really like about this mixture is the texture. It feels almost like sand, it’s fine and soft and absolute black. Which is only relevant if you don’t wear gloves while potting…………… I didn’t feel like I was fighting all the pieces of bark and mulch normally found in these houseplant mixtures, which made planting a bit easier in my pots (they’re long and skinny so there’s plenty of space for roots but not for hands messing around). This bag filled one 14x3x4” pot (nearly to the top) and a 10x3x6” pot (shallow). If you’re conservative with soil then I’d say its A decent size for the price, but if you are on a budget or have an entire greenhouse of plants then the cost isn’t sustainable. The packaging is nice, I truly appreciate that it is resealable. Pouring was easy when the soil was dry, but I decided to pre-moisten the second batch in the bag since I knew I was going to use it up and it got all stuck up in the zipper flap. A negligible complaint, I think. It’s been a few days since I repotted and the jury is still out if it can revive my severely neglected pothos, but so far it’s looking good. I don’t see any signs of shock and the moisture seems to be keeping. Overall I think it’s worth a shot, even at the higher price point.

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