Emerald Ripple Peperomia
Also known as
Radiator Plant, Emerald Ripple, Green Ripple Pepper, Little Fantasy Pepper, Emerald ripple pepper, Little fantasy papper
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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Emerald Ripple Peperomia Overview
Peperomia caperata is an evergreen perennial in the Piperaceae family. It is frequently grown as a houseplant for its succulent heart-shaped, crinkled, deeply veined, leaves. Also known by the name Emerald Ripple Peperomia, it is relatively slow-growing but highly attractive for both the fleshy leaves and slender spikes of small greenish-white flowers. Liberty Hyde Bailey, known as the 'Father of American Horticulture', is associated with giving Peperomia the common name of Radiator Plant.
Common problems with Emerald Ripple Peperomia
Generally pest & disease free.
How to harvest Emerald Ripple Peperomia
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Emerald Ripple Peperomia
Take tip, leaf or stem cuttings in either Spring or Autumn.
By division in spring or summer.
Special features of Emerald Ripple Peperomia
Some varieties of Peperomia make good hanging plant specimens and nice additions as small bathroom plants.
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