Known also as the Radiator Plant, Peperomia produce stout spikes of tiny pink, white or red flowers though considered insignificant since the plant are grown mainly for their fleshy, decorative foliage. With leaves and stems offering up a variety of colours and textures from ribbed, veined, variegated, glossy or matte Peperomia are surprisingly not a popular choice among houseplant owners.

Native to South America and parts of South Africa this compact plant can be found in the wild growing on rotted logs and with it’s relative ease of care makes a great addition to any bright spot in your home. Cuttings are also easily rooted so your favorite varieties can be reproduced and shared with others.


Peperomia caperata

  • Light Exposure: Indirect sunlight
  • Soil Type: General purpose potting soil
  • Water: Drench then allow soil to dry out between watering
  • Temperature: 16-29°C
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Fertilizer: Half strength once in April and July
  • Height: 8″
  • Width: 4″
  • Flowers: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green with dark green veins, mottled with peach, pink
  • Pests and Disease: Mealybugs, scale, thrips

Example Varieties:

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