Peperomia brown spots – House Plant Journal

Peperomia brown spots

Plant: Peperomia obtusifolia

How long have you had the plant? 1 to 6 months


Brown patches have started appearing on my Obtusifolia. I only noticed it after 4 months of it being in my care.

The overall plant:


Light Situation: It gets over 3 hours of direct sun

Darryl: this is excellent light!

How do you determine WHEN to water: I wait for the soil to become completely dry.

Describe HOW you water: I fully soak the soil, letting excess drain away.

What fertilizer do you use? I use IndoOne all purpose, 12-4-9

Darryl’s Analysis

You’ve got an excellent light situation for this plant – it will grow well for you!

Your watering strategy sounds good.  When I look closely at those brown patches, they somewhat resemble a thrips infestation but I’m not able to see any other leaves.  I would keep a close watch on this leaf – or to be safe, you could just cut it off now.

Your light is great and you’re watering/fertilizing accordingly so this plant should grow well.  The overall plant looks quite good so maybe cutting off that leaf would not make a big difference in how you enjoy the plant.

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