Common varieties: Peperomia caperata/ripple, Peperomia frost, Peperomia argyreia/watermelon
These plants stay in a compact form as they grow, some with flowers that shoot upwards resembling tails. If you do any trimming of leaves or pruning, you'll notice their fresh scent, similar to peppers!
Peperomias, as the name suggest, are from the Pepper family. These plants have semi-succulent properties, which means that they are able to store moisture in their fleshy stems or leaves to fall back on when needed. These are ‘easy to care’ for plants with an extensive variety. They can also easily be propagated just from a leaf cutting.
They prefer bright light but not direct sun. They can also do well under florescent lights.
Over-watering is the main cause of serious problems with Peperomia. Avoid the leaves when watering these plants.
These plants can handle less care
Safe for cats and dogs
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