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.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Green, Purple, Red, Silver, Variegated
Low water needs, Medium water needs
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Varieties: Our Favorites
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.Exotic Angel
Belly button peperomia is a charming species that has little, dark green leaves that hold close to the stems.Exotic Angel
Peperomia trinervula 'Bibi'
Bibi peperomia is a delightful, easy-to-grow houseplant that has small, lance-shaped dark green leaves along creeping stems.Exotic Angel
Peperomia metallica var. columbiana
One of the most striking varieties, Columbian peperomia has bronze-purple leaves with a metallic-silver stripe.Exotic Angel
Peperomia obtusifolia 'Golden Gate'
Golden Gate peperomia is an especially easy-to-grow indoor plant that has large green leaves edged in creamy-white.Exotic Angel
Isabella shows off tiny leaves and a tight habit, making it a great groundcover for taller houseplants or a wonderful hanging basket plant.Exotic Angel
Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jelly'
Jelly peperomia is a striking succulent that has large green leaves edged in cream and pink.Exotic Angel
Another small-leafed variety, Japonica has cool textured leaves and is an especially good variety for terrariums.Exotic Angel
Peperomia perciliata is a delightful species that offers small, heart-shaped leaves with red stems. It's particularly fun in terrariums and hanging baskets -- or as an underplanting to taller, upright plants. Peperomia perciliata grows 2 inches tall and 8 or more inches wide.
Prostrata is a creeping, small-leafed variety that shows off dark green leaves variegated with silver.Exotic Angel
This small houseplant has dark green leaves and reddish-purple stems.Exotic Angel
Peperomia clusiifolia 'Rainbow'
An easy-care succulent houseplant, Rainbow peperomia has light green leaves edged with yellow and flushed lightly with pink.Exotic Angel
Peperomia caperata 'Red Ripple'
Red Ripple is one of the most fascinating varieties: Its reddish-purple leaves are fissured and deeply textured.Exotic Angel
One of the easiest peperomias to grow, the red-edged variety has dark green leaves flushed with red-purple at the edges.Exotic Angel
Peperomia caperata 'Suzanne'
A lovely variety, Suzanne has silver foliage with fun creases and texture.Exotic Angel
Teardrop peperomia is named for its cute, dark-green teardrop-shaped leaves. This compact grower is great for terrariums.Exotic Angel
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.Exotic Angel
Peperomia orba 'Variegata'
A low, mounding plant with glossy green leaves decorated with golden-yellow edges, variegated teardrop peperomia is perfect for terrariums, hanging baskets, and planters.Exotic Angel