TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Botanical family: Piperaceae

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Peperomia argyreia, Peperomia sandersii, Watermelon Peperomia

Peperomia argyreia, Peperomia sandersii

Watermelon Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Grown for their ornamental foliage, Peperomia argyreia are a small plant, which is an excellent choice for uses in semi-shade, as it will thrive with regular watering, but also requires well-draining soil to ensure that the roots never sit in overly wet or boggy soil.

Native to South America, Watermelon Peperomia is hardy in USDA Zone 10-12, and they are very easy to grow in the right conditions. If a colder climate presents itself, plants can still be grown in pots, however careful attention and frequent monitoring will be required to adjust care due to weather fluctuations and seasons. When growing in pots for colder climates, it is important to keep an eye on soil moisture, as potted plants dry out more quickly than plants in the ground. While Watermelon Peperomia can handle drought for some time, consistent and regular watering is required in order for plant to thrive, as well as providing good drainage and a partially shady location.

Furthermore, it's important to perform regular pruning to keep the shrub looking its best, as well as removing any damaged or dead leaves to promote healthier growth. Due to low nutrient needs, this plant requires limited fertilization. For best results, use a balanced fertilizer rich in micro-nutrients and potassium, and water the plant after fertilization to avoid damage to the roots.

Ultimately, Watermelon Peperomia is an excellent choice for a variety of uses and landscaping, thanks to its beautiful foliage and demanding minimal care. With regular monitoring, this plant will thrive under the right conditions and bring beauty and life to semi-shaded areas in most USDA hardiness Zones.





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Peperomia bicolor, Peperomia

Peperomia bicolor

Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
Origin: South America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Peperomia bicolor, Peperomia


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Peperomia caperata, Emerald Ripple Peperomia. Peperomia caperata 'Rosso'
Peperomia caperata 'Rosso'

Peperomia caperata

Emerald Ripple Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage



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Peperomia clusiifolia, Peperomia obtusifolia var. clusiaefolia, Red Edge Peperomia

Peperomia clusiifolia, Peperomia obtusifolia var. clusiaefolia

Red Edge Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

These tropical plants will do best in bright, warm, humid conditions.





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Peperomia congesta, Peperomia

Peperomia congesta

Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular water

Peperomia congesta, Peperomia


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Peperomia dahlstedtii, Peperomia fosteri, Vining Pepper

Peperomia dahlstedtii, Peperomia fosteri

Vining Pepper
Family: Piperaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage



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Peperomia fraseri, Flowering Peperomia

Peperomia fraseri

Flowering Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowers

Peperomia fraseri, more commonly known as the Flowering Peperomia, is a flowering plant native to Central America. It is a woody and evergreen shrub that can reach anywhere between two to five feet in height. The plant has ornamental foliage made up of shiny dark leaves with scalloped and ridged edges, and the flowers are small and off-white or white in color.

In warmer climates, Peperomia fraseri makes an excellent outdoors groundcover. It is able to tolerate light shade and requires regular but moderate amounts of water. The Flowering Peperomia is great for regions within the USDA Zones 9-11, but can also survive in colder climates if kept in a pot or container.

When growing this plant indoors in cold areas, it is important to provide plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. The Flowering Peperomia grows best in a pot filled with well-draining, soil-based container mix. Make sure to water regularly, but don't over-water as the plant can become susceptible to root rot. Allow the surface of soil to dry out between waterings. The pot should also have a few drainage holes at the bottom for adequate drainage.

In addition, adding a thin layer of mulch over the soil is beneficial as it helps in reducing moisture loss from the soil and also prevents weeds from sprouting up. During the cold months of winter, the plant may enter a period of dormancy and may not require as much water. As the temperature and sunlight increase, the plant will start to grow and become more active again.

Overall, the Flowering Peperomia is a great houseplant for those who live in cold regions and can make for a great addition to any garden. With the right conditions and regular care, one can enjoy the beauty of these plants all year round.



Peperomia fraseri, Flowering Peperomia
Peperomia fraseri, Flowering Peperomia
Peperomia fraseri, Flowering Peperomia


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Peperomia griseoargentea, Radiator Plant, Platinum Pepper, Ivy-Leaf Peperomia. Peperomia griseoargentea Blackie
Peperomia griseoargentea Blackie

Peperomia griseoargentea

Radiator Plant, Platinum Pepper, Ivy-Leaf Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

This slow-growing perennial is native to Central America and grows as a groundcover or low-growing, 2-foot shrub, in USDA Zones 9-11. The small ornamental plant is slow-growing and needs semi-shade and regular water to thrive.

Peperomia griseoargentea, commonly known as Radiator Plant, is an unusual and attractive evergreen perennial commonly grown indoors. It has heart-shaped, silvery-gray foliage with copper veins. The fast-growing foliage grows in rosettes and sprouts a lush, two-foot-tall plant when well maintained.

The plant is hardy enough to be grown outdoors in Zones 9-11, but it should be kept in partial shade and moderately watered. The more light it gets, the greater the chances of it growing successfully. To properly care for the Radiator Plant outdoors, water regularly until the soil is moist but not waterlogged; it is susceptible to root rot if overwatered. A mulch cover is recommended during the winter months to protect it from the cold. It can also be grown in a pot in cold regions or during the winter months, but make sure not to overwater it.

Although Peperomia griseoargentea is a slow-growing perennial, it makes up for it with its ornamental foliage and bright, cheerful colors. The Radiator Plant looks best in hanging baskets or as a lovely houseplant where its leaves can cascade down.



Peperomia griseoargentea, Radiator Plant, Platinum Pepper, Ivy-Leaf Peperomia
Peperomia griseoargentea, Radiator Plant, Platinum Pepper, Ivy-Leaf Peperomia
Peperomia griseoargentea, Radiator Plant, Platinum Pepper, Ivy-Leaf Peperomia
Peperomia griseoargentea, Radiator Plant, Platinum Pepper, Ivy-Leaf Peperomia. Peperomia griseoargentea Blackie
Peperomia griseoargentea Blackie


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Peperomia incana, Felted Peperomia

Peperomia incana

Felted Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular water

Leaves are white, ovate, thick, fleshy, and have a soft pubescence on both upper and lower surfaces.



Peperomia incana, Felted Peperomia


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Peperomia obtusifolia, Baby Rubber Plant

Peperomia obtusifolia

Baby Rubber Plant
Family: Piperaceae
Origin: Tropical America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage



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Peperomia obtusifolia variegata Golden Gate

An easy to grow perfect houseplant with round waxy variegated leaves. Blooms with small greenish-white flowers on spikes. Need bright indirect light; let dry before watering.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
 

 
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