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Welcome to this article that will be talking about how the roots of your peperomia plant need to be treated. They are the backbone of your plant and will determine whether or not the plant will be able to continue to grow or start wilting.

The purpose the roots serve is to drain the soil of nutrition and pass that to the rest of the plant so it can grow and build up an immune defense against both disease and insects. When the soil is not very good, this task for the roots becomes a lot more difficult.

Follow along in this article and we will continue to talk about the topic of growing and caring for a peperomia plant, but especially the roots and how to keep them happy. Even though there might arise some issues with growing a peperomia plant, it’s still one of the better ones if you are a beginner in the gardening space.

Peperomia Plant Growing In A Pot

Peperomia Roots

As we said at the beginning of the article, the roots serve the purpose of draining the soil of nutrition and then passing that onto the rest of the plant so it can grow and flourish. When this process gets difficult because of a rough environment to grow in or soil that is not healthy, then it will severely impact the entire plant.

The ideal soil to grow the plant in will be one that is slightly damp and also well nurtured by fertilizing it. Making sure there is a lot of nutrition in the soil will make the plant more likely to survive if a disease attacks it.

We like to use an organic and environmentally friendly fertilizer bought from a local gardening store for this purpose. This seems to be the best option as it will almost be like an insulin shot for the plant. It provides a boost of healthy bacteria and nutrition.

Watering the soil properly will also be important, when it’s too well watered then the roots will start to rot. This then shows up by the plant starts to rot. The roots are often the first to be affected by this. But above the soil, the leaves will turn black and start having spots on them.

If you want to learn more about why the stem might turn black on a peperomia plant then we have actually written about just that. Find our article right here, Peperomia Black Stem.

Peperomia Plant Growing In A Pot

What Is Wrong With My Peperomia

There can be many things that affect the way a peperomia plant might grow and look. If the soil is too well watered then the roots will start to rot, which then shows by the leaves turning black and wilting.

But if you go on the other side, the roots can also start drying up because of the soil not being watered enough. This causes a lot of stress on the plant and makes the leaves start to wilt a lot. When this starts to happen we need to act pretty quickly in order to avoid any further damage being done.

If the plant seems tired it can also be because of an excess of sunlight each day. Try moving the plant to a shadier area in your house to give it a little bit more rest.

If the leaves are curling on your peperomia then this article is for you, Peperomia Hope Leaves Curling.

Peperomia Plant Growing Outside

Peperomia Stems Breaking

If the stem is starting to break on your peperomia it might be because it’s growing taller and taller and not managing to keep up with a strong stem. That is often the result of being underexposed to sunlight.

Most plants will grow a thin stem when there isn’t enough sunlight reaching the plant. The fix is pretty simple as we just need to move the plant to a sunnier area.

Peperomia Plant Growing Leaves