The Q&A Archives: Why Pepperomia Developed Brown Leaves

Question: I have a pepperomia houseplant that has developed brown dry areas on the leaves. What is the matter? I had it in a window which had sun for part of the day and have now moved it. Carol Almond Coon Rapids, MN

Answer: Your pepperomia was probably suffering from too much light, as they prefer filtered light or light shade. It would probably fare better if placed on a table in the middle of a bright room. They also like high humidity, so during the winter when you heat your home, be sure to mist it a few times per week. Hope this helps!

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