How to Propagate Peperomia incana Plant

Hello! After having this plant 14 years I have finally identified it! Lately I’ve looked at it and wondered if it can be more full, more stems, more leaves! And alas!, the photos I’m finding are of much prettier plants! Mine has become long and spindly and boring! Can you please tell me the best way to cut it down and root the cuttings?
(FYI-The yellow round thing in the pot is a plastic mushroom (smurf house) my 4yo put in the plant. And the green thing is a glass watering bulb that’s been empty for months)

Hi Malenia,


Peperomia HousePlants are easily propagated from leaf cuttingsLearn how to propagate houseplants using stem, leaf, cane, and branch cuttings from, stem tip cuttings, and plant divisionRead how to propagate houseplants by Plant Division at, though plant divisionRead how to propagate houseplants by Plant Division at with your plant is not a good idea. You can read about all of these techniques in detail in the Glossary of the HousePlant411 website. Be sure to allow the cut ends of the leaves or stems being used for propagationRead how to propagate houseplants by Plant Division at to dry out for several hours or overnight before planting them, this is very important. Dip the cut ends in a small amount of Rooting HormoneRooting Hormone helps plant cuttings produce new roots and is very important to use if you want your propagation attempts to be successful. Always dip the cut end of a stem or leaf into water and then dip it into the rooting hormone before planting it. Tap off any excess powder since too much hormone is worse than too little., shake off any excess. Use a well-aerated loose potting soil that drains well. Place the cuttings in a small pot that has drainage and place in bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light..  The peperomia cuttings should root easily and the original plant should fill out after this pruning.