Peperomia sp., Radiator Plant. Peperomia puberulispica
Peperomia puberulispica

Peperomia sp.

Radiator Plant
Family: Piperaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

About a thousand species of Peperomias have been described, mainly from South America although a few (17) are found in Africa. Many of these plants are perennial epiphytes growing on rotten logs and they have thick stems and fleshy leaves, some with leaf windows. Most Peperomias have tiny flowers which are packed into a characteristic greenish or brown conical spike like an inverted catkin. A few species have more attractive flowers such as the white scented clusters of spikes produced by P. fraseri.

Peperomias are best cultivated in a light, well drained compost containing plenty of humus and do well in shallow containers. Coming from tropical rain-forest habitats, they love warm humid conditions and most need a minimum temperature of 50 - 55°F. However, the stems and foliage can be prone to rotting and Peperomias should be watered sparingly from below (especially in winter) using soft water, avoiding wetting the crown of the plant.

Species and varieties:

Peperomia argyreia

Peperomia bicolor

Peperomia blanda

Peperomia caespitosa

Peperomia caperata

Peperomia choroniana

Peperomia clusiifolia

Peperomia columella

Peperomia congesta

Peperomia dahlstedtii

Peperomia dolabriformis

Peperomia elongata

Peperomia emarginella

Peperomia ferreyrae Happy Bean

Peperomia flexicaulis

Peperomia fraseri

Peperomia galioides

Peperomia graveolens

Peperomia griseoargentea

Peperomia incana

Peperomia jamesoniana

Peperomia Jayde

Peperomia kimnachii

Peperomia laxiflora

Peperomia maculosa

Peperomia Marcello

Peperomia obtusifolia

Peperomia orba

Peperomia paradoxa

Peperomia pereskiaefolia

Peperomia polzii

Peperomia polybotrya

Peperomia prostrata

Peperomia pseudovariegata

Peperomia puberulispica

Peperomia puteolata

Peperomia quadrangularis

Peperomia rubella

Peperomia rugosa 'Ecuador'

Peperomia scandens

Peperomia serpens

Peperomia urocarpa

Peperomia vestita

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