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Peperomia


Peperomia spp.

Peperomia

Peperomias are small, easy-care houseplants for low to medium light. Leaves vary in shape and texture from heart-shape to elongated teardrop-shape, and deeply waffled to smooth and waxy. Grow peperomia at normal room temperature, but keep it slightly on the dry side to prevent root rot and corky spots on leaves.

Plant Type:
Indoor Plant
Plant Height:
6 to 18 inches tall
Plant Width:
6 to 12 inches wide
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

(Peperomia japonica) has 1/2-inch-wide oval leaves with a rippled texture. Pinkish red stems contrast nicely with the green leaves.
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(Peperomia polybotrya 'Jayde') has shiny teardrop-shape leaves up to 4 inches in diameter. It grows up to 18 inches tall.
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(Peperomia clusifolia 'Rainbow') has elongated succulent leaves marked with a broad band of cream and a central swath of green and gray green. Stems and leaf edges are red. It is also sometimes called baby rubber plant.
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(Peperomia caperata) derives its name from its deeply crinkled, waxy leaves. 'Red Luna' has reddish leaves; 'Metallica' has leaves marked with silvery gray. 'Emerald Ripple' is the standard green leaf variety.
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(Peperomia orba) is a dwarf plant that stays about 6 inches tall. 'Pixie' and 'Princess Astrid' are a couple commonly available varieties.
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(Peperomia obtusifolia 'Variegata') is more upright growing than most other peperomias, with large rounded, waxy leaves splashed with green and gold variegation.
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(Peperomia argyreia) gets its name from its distinctive silver and green striped foliage that resembles a striped watermelon. It grows only 6 to 8 inches tall. It is sometimes called watermelon begonia although it is not related to begonias.
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(Peperomia griseoargentea) has metallic silvery green leaves with a rippled texture. The deep green leaf veins stand in strong contrast to the silvery wash on the upper leaf surface. It is a small plant, remaining about 6 inches tall.
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