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Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Peperomia caperata

Also known as

Radiator Plant, Emerald Ripple, Green Ripple Pepper, Little Fantasy Pepper

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Cuttings

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

Seed

Division

By division in spring or summer.

Special features of Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

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

Pot plant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Indoor