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Peperomia

Peperomia_ spp.

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.

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Height:

1 to 3 feet

Width:

6 to 12 inches wide

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how to grow Peperomia


more varieties for Peperomia
Japanese peperomia

Japanese peperomia

(Peperomia japonica) has 1/2-inch-wide oval leaves with a rippled texture. Pinkish red stems contrast nicely with the green leaves.

Jayde peperomia

Jayde peperomia

(Peperomia polybotrya 'Jayde') has shiny teardrop-shape leaves up to 4 inches in diameter. It grows up to 18 inches tall.

Red-edge peperomia

Red-edge peperomia

(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.

Ripple peperomia

Ripple peperomia

(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.

Teardrop peperomia

Teardrop peperomia

(Peperomia orba) is a dwarf plant that stays about 6 inches tall. 'Pixie' and 'Princess Astrid' are a couple commonly available varieties.

Variegated baby rubber plant

Variegated baby rubber plant

(Peperomia obtusifolia 'Variegata') is more upright growing than most other peperomias, with large rounded, waxy leaves splashed with green and gold variegation.

Watermelon peperomia

Watermelon peperomia

(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.

Silverleaf peperomia

Silverleaf peperomia

(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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