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Peperomia

Peperomia spp.

Peperomia Plant Features

Peperomia is a delightful, easy-to-grow houseplant that's been around for years and it's still popular. Part of the reason for peperomia's popularity is that it's such an easy indoor plant. Plus, it's one of the better small houseplants, so you don't need a lot of room to grow it!

While most peperomias are small houseplants, there are varieties that have beautiful variegated foliage that can make a big impact, especially when you plant them in colorful containers. And, these super-easy indoor plants are perfect to grow together, too -- so you can create a brilliant display by mixing a few peperomia variety colors and textures.

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Peperomia Growing Instructions

Grow peperomia in a medium or bright spot to keep the plant happiest. They can tolerate low light, but don't grow as well and their foliage may not be as interesting. 

Water peperomia when the soil feels dry to the touch. Many varieties of this small houseplant can effectively hold water in their fleshy stems and leaves during times of drought, so they can hold their own if you forget to water or go on vacation. 

You don't really need to fertilize peperomias, but you can if you'd like these easy-to-grow houseplants to grow a little faster. Use any fertilizer made for indoor plants and follow the directions on the packaging. 

Because peperomias don't grow very fast, you don't need to worry about pruning them.

Note: Peperomias are not meant for animal or human consumption. 


  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Low light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green, Purple, Red, Silver, Variegated

  • Water

    Low water needs, Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air
    Super-easy to grow


Varieties: Our Favorites

Beetle Peperomia Beetle Peperomia

Peperomia quadrangularis

Beetle peperomia is a small houseplant with creeping stems. The dark green leaves have attractive lighter green stripes, adding to its year-round interest. Note: This plant is also called Peperomia angulata.

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Belly Button Peperomia Belly Button Peperomia

Peperomia verticillata

Belly button peperomia is a charming species that has little, dark green leaves that hold close to the stems.

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Bibi Peperomia Bibi Peperomia

Peperomia trinervula 'Bibi'

Bibi peperomia is a delightful, easy-to-grow houseplant that has small, lance-shaped dark green leaves along creeping stems.

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Columbian Peperomia Columbian Peperomia

Peperomia metallica var. columbiana

One of the most striking varieties, Columbian peperomia has bronze-purple leaves with a metallic-silver stripe.

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Golden Gate Peperomia Golden Gate Peperomia

Peperomia obtusifolia 'Golden Gate'

Golden Gate peperomia is an especially easy-to-grow indoor plant that has large green leaves edged in creamy-white.

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Isabella Peperomia Isabella Peperomia

Peperomia 'Isabella'

Isabella shows off tiny leaves and a tight habit, making it a great groundcover for taller houseplants or a wonderful hanging basket plant.

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Japonica Peperomia Japonica Peperomia

Peperomia japonica

Another small-leafed variety, Japonica has cool textured leaves and is an especially good variety for terrariums.

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Jelly Peperomia Jelly Peperomia

Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jelly'

Jelly peperomia is a striking succulent that has large green leaves edged in cream and pink.

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Prostrata Peperomia Prostrata Peperomia

Peperomia prostrata

Prostrata is a creeping, small-leafed variety that shows off dark green leaves variegated with silver.

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Rainbow Peperomia Rainbow Peperomia

Peperomia clusiifolia 'Rainbow'

An easy-care succulent houseplant, Rainbow peperomia has light green leaves edged with yellow and flushed lightly with pink.

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Red Ripple Peperomia Red Ripple Peperomia

Peperomia caperata 'Red Ripple'

Red Ripple is one of the most fascinating varieties: Its reddish-purple leaves are fissured and deeply textured.

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Red-Edge Peperomia Red-Edge Peperomia

Peperomia clusiifolia

One of the easiest peperomias to grow, the red-edged variety has dark green leaves flushed with red-purple at the edges.

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Rubella Peperomia Rubella Peperomia

Peperomia rubella

This small houseplant has dark green leaves and reddish-purple stems.

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Suzanne Peperomia Suzanne Peperomia

Peperomia caperata 'Suzanne'

A lovely variety, Suzanne has silver foliage with fun creases and texture.

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Teardrop Peperomia Teardrop Peperomia

Peperomia orba

Teardrop peperomia is named for its cute, dark-green teardrop-shaped leaves. This compact grower is great for terrariums.

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Theresa Peperomia Theresa Peperomia

Peperomia caperata 'Theresa'

Theresa is one of the best varieties; its dark red-purple foliage has wonderful texture, making this easy indoor plant perfect for practically anywhere in your home.

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