How To Propagate Peperomia Ruby Cascade

The peperomia ruby cascade can be spread using one of two techniques. Both approaches are simple to use and can assist you in reining in an out-of-control adult plant’s growth. When to take cuttings is the optimal time.

  • Stem-Tip Cut five to ten growing stems right below a leaf node using the following cutting technique. Remove the lowest third of the stem’s leaves and submerge them in water. In three to five weeks, roots will start to develop. Once roots emerge, you can transplant the plants into the proper potting soil. The cuttings can also be made, dipped in rooting hormone, and planted directly in the ground. To maintain the highest level of humidity possible, cover the clippings with a lid. Ideal temperature is between 70 and 75 degrees.
  • Division Technique: When repotting your plant, carefully pull the clump apart and pot each piece separately. Make sure to gather as many roots as you can. Plant in containers with the right kind of soil and water.

Can one grow Peperomia? From a leaf, does ruby cascade?

Peperomia ruby cascade can be propagated through division, leaf, or stem cutting. These three approaches are all simple. Additionally, you can multiply them by placing the long, cascading vines on damp soil or rooting medium, at which point they will start to take root.

The greatest time to propagate these plants, regardless of the method you use, is in the early spring, when they begin to grow after a cold season.

You are free to use potting soil or water. To stop the growth of algae, cover your transparent jar if you use water.

We’ll examine stem cutting as a method of propagation. It is the simplest and will ensure your success. Using water is not difficult either.

ii. Steps to follow

Step 1: Place your soilless mix (perlite and moss peat mixed 50/50) first, then dampen it.

Step 2: Next, choose a stem that appears healthy and is 5 to 6 inches long with a few leaves. With your scissor or sharp knife, cut the stem at a 45-degree angle to optimize the area for rooting. The leaf or stem preceding your cutting point should be the closest to your cutting point.

Step 3: Because this plant is semi-succulent, remove the lower leaves, leaving three or four, and let the plant callus for a few hours to assist the cutting wound heal. By doing this, bacterial infection and decay will be lessened.

Step 4: After the stem callus has formed, apply your rooting hormone to it. Although not required, it will hasten the process of roots and prevent rotting.

Step 5: Use a short stick to make a small hole in your potting soil. Carefully insert your cutting and tamp the earth around it to secure it. Make sure there are two growing nodes (where you removed leaves).

Step 6: Set up your cutting in a bright, indirect area. Maintain a temperature of 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 23.8C) for optimal results. Additionally, check the growth medium frequently to make sure it has enough moisture and water. Avoid overwatering it as this could encourage decay.

iv. What to expect?

The roots and a new blossom will start to grow after a month or two. Once a leaf appears, you can move the plant to a growth pot. Use a trowel to just scoop it.

Pro tip: Give it some time to establish roots correctly before transplanting it if you choose to grow it in water. There is typically no soil to scoop with when transferring roots from water-based propagation to a growing pot, which results in very delicate roots.

How is Ruby cascade propagated in soil?

  • When transplanting late in the fall season, divide plants.
  • Pull the plant apart carefully as you remove it.
  • Make sure that each piece has a few roots still connected.
  • Cut a vine that is at least 5 inches long if you want to take cuttings.
  • Just below the bottom joint, remove the lower leaves.
  • The cutting should dry for an hour or two after being laid out on a bench.
  • As a result, the cut can develop a callus.
  • Plant the cuttings or divided plants in compost made of peat moss or well-drained soil.
  • Keep the young plants between 7075 degrees Fahrenheit and 7725 degrees Fahrenheit (2124 C).
  • After the roots have developed, replant cuttings in three-inch pots for the young plants.


Can Peperomia be propagated in water?

Stem cuttings can be used to quickly multiply peperomias. Cuttings can be rooted in soil or water to generate new plants.

If use the water approach, do the first step below before immersing the lower leaf nodes in a container filled with water (and skip the plastic bag). Transplant the cutting into soil and continue to care for it as normal until roots have formed and new growth has started to show.

You’ll need a strong mother plant, a sharp knife or pruners, a small plant pot, a well-draining potting soil mix, a clear plastic bag, and optional rooting hormone powder to hasten the process in order to root the cuttings in soil.

First, look over the mother plant and choose a stem that is healthy and has at least four leaves. Remove the bottom two leaves from the cutting after cutting this stem slightly below the lowest leaf.

Step 2: Add soil to the pot up to an inch below the rim, then saturate it thoroughly with water. Make a tiny hole in the ground a few inches deep with a pencil or your finger.

Step 3: Apply rooting hormone to the cutting’s bottom end (optional). The nodes of the lower leaves you removed should be below the soil line when you plant the cutting in the ground. To keep the cuttings in place, lightly pat the dirt around the stems.

Step 4: Make sure the plastic bag is not contacting the plant as you place it over the pot to create a humid atmosphere for your cutting.

Step 5: Keep the cuttings warm and away from direct sunlight in an area with bright, indirect light. Every so often, remove the bag for a short period of time to allow the cutting to air out and to maintain the soil moist.

Step 6: Take the sack off once you notice fresh growth. You can pot the cutting and take normal maintenance of the plant once it develops many new leaves.

How is a ruby plant multiplied?

The entire year, little yellow blooms that resemble all other Aster family flowers can bloom. On long, slender stalks, daisy-like flowers will emerge.

Look between my fingers in the picture below to see the plump flower bud before it blooms.

Are you interested in buying an Othonna capensis? Etsy is one of my favorite and most useful one-stop sites for purchasing almost any plant. Today, have a look at the Othonna capensis assortment (link to Etsy).


Little Pickles is simple to spread. Simply cut stem cuttings, let them to callous over for a few days to prevent rotting, and then plant the cuttings in a container of soil.

In order to start with a nice, full plant, the more cuttings you add to your pot, the better.

Keep your plant in bright indirect light; however, as long as it’s not midday, a little direct sunlight is acceptable.

As the cuttings are rooted, keep the soil just moist enough. Only while trying to root succulent cuttings does this apply. When you have rooted plants, you should allow the soil entirely dry out before soaking it once more.

Place the plant in the stronger light it prefers once the cuttings have taken and have begun to grow.

How frequently should my ruby Peperomia be watered?

  • Only trim the stems back when necessary and throughout the dormant season.
  • Use division or stem cuttings to multiply your plant.
  • Choose a peat-based or biodegradable material-based soil to give your Ruby Cascade plenty of nutrients.
  • Only water once every seven to ten days; if the soil becomes moist, water more frequently, up to once every other week.
  • A location with strong, indirect light is ideal for your plant.

Why are the leaves on my ruby Peperomia dropping?

Although peperomia don’t appreciate constant moisture, take careful not to drown your plant. Water according to a regular schedule when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry.

You can see weak, drooping, and potentially dropping leaves if you unintentionally let the soil of your Peperomia plant dry completely. A thorough soak is necessary if the soil is very dry over the entire container.

How to soak-water your plant is as follows:

  • Without the saucer, put your plant in the sink or bathtub. Pour roughly 3 to 4 cups of water into your basin. Check to see if the water is warm.
  • Give your plant at least 45 minutes to absorb water through the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot.
  • After giving your plant a soak, feel the soil’s top to see if the water has gotten to the top 2-3 inches.
  • Water your Peperomia slightly from the top of the soil to assist hasten soil saturation if not all of it feels saturated.
  • Drain the sink or tub once the soil of your plant is evenly moist, and then leave it to rest while it completely drains. Put the plant back in its proper place on the saucer.

Remember that your Peperomia may become stressed and lose leaves if the soil changes from being bone dry to saturated. Allow it time to adjust.

In a slightly humid climate, your Peperomia will flourish. By regularly spraying the leaves of your plant, using a pebble tray, or placing a humidifier close by, you can raise the humidity level in the area around it.


In their natural habitat, the String of Coins plant grows on the forest floor, so they are accustomed to and content with exposure to shaded, dappled light.

They prefer to crawl across the bottom of a closed terrarium, though, to take in the light. If your Peperomia frequently receives direct sunlight, you might want to consider growing something tall and sun-loving slightly above it.


Peperomia ‘Pepperspot’ plants thrive on consistent moisture and adore it.

These Peperomias are quite susceptible to sitting in wet soil and will suffer root rot if their substrate is unable to dry out in the interim, even if they will put out more growth with regular waterings.


The String of Coins loves a loose, well-draining medium to burrow its tiny roots into because it is a member of the Peperomia genus.

Although an African Violet soil mix is usually a wonderful substitute for Peperomia plants, a perlite and coco coir rich mixture is preferable. If you notice any excessive leaf drop, check the roots and repot your plant as soon as you can with dry soil. The pepperspot root structure is prone to root rot.

Temperature & Humidity

Although this Peperomia is native to the South American Amazon jungles, it can live in both high and low humidity environments. However, it is essential that the weather be consistently warm.

Keeping your Peperomia away from drafts is also crucial. Although members of this genus are frequently referred to as “Radiator Plants,” you shouldn’t put your terrarium right next to a radiator.


The Peperomia ‘Pepperspot’ doesn’t typically outgrow its terrarium, but during its growing season, it greatly adores spreading its red tendrils and putting out leaves.

It will swiftly cover the floor with its glossy green leaves if you give it a small bit of organic fertilizer or worm casting when you initially put it in a terrarium.


The String of Coins is best grown through stem cuttings in water, like the majority of Peperomia.

If you’d like, you can use a little quantity of rooting powder to promote strong roots, but your Peperomia can also thrive on its own. If you cut more than one vine, you can use those cuttings in the same terrarium later to fill in any gaps in your foreground.

Varieties & Similar Plants

Over 1,500 different plants have been categorized under the Peperomia genus, which is always growing due to new findings.

Using Peperomia ‘Pepperspot’ is sometimes confused with two of its cousins, the Ruby Cascade and the String of Turtles.

Even though the Pepperspot shares the same burgundy stem color as the Ruby Cascade and the same leaf form (but not the variegation) as the Turtles, it is nevertheless a unique plant in its own right.

See Peperomia ‘Hope’ and Peperomia rotundifolia for further vining varieties, or look at Peperomia Rosso for a more compact foliage variety.

Common Problems

Overwatering and too much light are the two most frequent problems you will have with the String of Coins in a terrarium.

The most typical warning signs that this Peperomia requires a little extra care and attention are unusually large volumes of dropping leaves and browning leaves.

How is a ruby plant cared for?

ADVICE: The Ficus Elastica Ruby has different colors. To make up for the plant’s less effective leaves, ensure that it receives lots of light. Paler, non-green regions of the leaves cannot photosynthesize.

The Ficus elastica Ruby, sometimes referred to as the variegated Rubber tree, is a tropical plant that is indigenous to Malaysia and India. While its unusual tri-colored variegation demands higher light conditions than the Burgundy type to keep the colors vibrant and defined, care for it is comparable to that of the Rubber Tree.

Put your Ruby somewhere where it can get strong, indirect light. Although too much direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, this plant will not thrive in dim environments. The optimal location is a few feet away from southern or western exposure, though placing it directly in an eastern-facing window also works!

We offer a guide on how to measure light in your space if you are unclear about the lighting setup in your house or place of business.

If the plant is kept in sufficient light, the Ruby’s distinctive pinkish hue to the foliage will be most noticeably evident.

all about othonna capensis (ruby necklace)

Hey there, everyone! Rachael here to provide information about this month’s plant of the month, the Othona capensis, often known as the Ruby Necklace or, as I affectionately call it, the String of Rubies.

One of my favorite succulents to utilize for spilling and trailing purposes is the Ruby Necklace. They develop quickly, have vivid colors, and bloom all year round with tiny daisy-like flowers. They retain their green color in dim light, with purplish highlights, especially around the stem. The stem and the plump, bean-shaped leaves will turn crimson red in direct sunlight.

They belong to the Othonna genus, which includes African plants that resemble Senecio succulents like String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus).

caring for your ruby necklace:


Fortunately, these adorable creatures can tolerate both strong direct light and weak indirect light. The brighter the purple and red color of these plants, the more direct sunlight they receive. They keep a more greenish tint in low light, with purple stems and accents. In my experience, these plants may thrive in low-light settings in gardens and on patios, but they can be a little more difficult to maintain inside.

They enter a dormant state during the hottest summer months, so you should give them more shade and less water.


These plants, like the majority of succulents, dislike being overwatered, especially if they are kept in cooler, more shady locations. They prefer that their soil drains efficiently and dries out entirely between waterings.

They prefer greater moisture in their soil throughout the spring and fall growing seasons, so they can receive more regular irrigation (like once per week).

Typical Care:

When these plants get too tall, you can cut them back. The trimmed ends can be replanted, however it is recommended to give them some water propagation to encourage root growth before transplanting.