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Peperomia Beetle

Peperomia quadrangularis

Also known as

Radiator Plant

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Peperomia Beetle Overview

Peperomia quadrangularis is a pretty plant from the Piperaceae family. It forms lovely trailing stems with rounded succulent, striped green leaves with white veins. The leaves are relatively slow-growing but highly attractive, they look great cascading down from a hanging pot. This plant is the same as Peperomia angulata, this older name is is still sometimes used and it is also known by the names Radiator Plant and Peperomia Beetle. Suits growing as a houseplant, place in bright light to partial shade, out of strong sunlight and check if it needs watering more often in the summer. Allow the soil to dry out well between watering. Liberty Hyde Bailey, known as the 'Father of American Horticulture', is associated with giving Peperomia the common name of Radiator Plant.

Common problems with Peperomia Beetle

Generally pest & disease free.

    How to harvest Peperomia Beetle

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Peperomia Beetle


    Take tip, leaf or stem cuttings in either Spring or Autumn.

    Special features of Peperomia Beetle

    Attractive leaves

    A low creeper this species has dull bronze green leaves with indented yellowish veins.

    Indoor plant

    Some varieties of Peperomia make good hanging plant specimens and nice additions as small bathroom plants.

    Pot plant