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Peperomia caperata

Pronunciation: Pep-er-roh-mee-uh kap-er-ay-tuh
Family: Piperaceae
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 8"
Width to: 8"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
Bloom Season:
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Peperomia caperata bears tiny white flowers, in spike, 2-3" long.
Soil Type: Grow peperomia caperata under glass in soilless or soil-based potting mix. Outdoors, grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.
  • No
Plant Perks:
  • Suitable for Houseplant
  • Container Gardening
  • Mass Planting
Pests and Diseases: Infrequent.
Propagation: Sow seed of peperomia caperata at 66-75. F when ripe. During growth, take softwood, leaf, or leafbud cuttings, or remove offsets of rosetted variants.
Native to: Brazil
Notes for Identification: Peperomia caperata is a mound-forming perennial with rosettes of long-stemmed, deeply corrugated, heart-shaped, dark green leaves, 1 - 1 1/2" long. Cultivars'emerald ripple' has deep green leaves with darker green stripes along the veins. 'little fantasy' is dwarf, with dark green leaves; grows to 3" high and across. 'luna red' has dark crimson leaves and stems. 'tricolor' is slow growing, and has pale green leaves with wide cream margins and central pink markings. Source: various sources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants and the usda
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Any Heat Zone 1 to 210+ Days
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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