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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 common types 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.

Peperomia Questions?
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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

Peperomia quadrangularis 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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Peperomia verticillata 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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Peperomia trinervula 'Bibi' 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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Peperomia metallica var. columbiana 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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Peperomia scandens 'Variegata' Cupid Peperomia

Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'

Variegated cupid peperomia offers heart-shaped light green leaves edged in creamy gold. It usually climbs to about 40 inches. Take care not to overwater; it's susceptible to rot.

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Peperomia obtusifolia 'Golden Gate' 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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Peperomia hoffmanii Isabella Peperomia

Peperomia hoffmanii

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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Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jelly' 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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Peperomia japonica Peperomia Japonica

Peperomia japonica

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

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Peperomia perciliata Peperomia Perciliata

Peperomia perciliata

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.

Peperomia prostrata Peperomia Prostrata

Peperomia prostrata

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

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Peperomia rubella Peperomia Rubella

Peperomia rubella

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

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Peperomia serpens Peperomia Serpens

Peperomia serpens

This adorable little peperomia offers heart-shaped leaves with prominent veins. It has a trailing shape, making it ideal for hanging baskets. It's also fabulous in terrariums.

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Peperomia polybotrya Raindrop Peperomia

Peperomia polybotrya

Raindrop features shiny, heart-shaped (or raindrop-shaped) leaves that add instant style and appeal to any indoor space. It likes medium to bright light.

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Peperomia caperata 'Red Ripple' 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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Peperomia clusiifolia 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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Peperomia orba 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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Peperomia orba 'Variegata' Variegated Teardrop Peperomia

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.

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Peperomia argyreia Watermelon

Peperomia argyreia

Fabulous and easy to care for, this stunning plant shows off heart-shaped green leaves and metallic silver stripes. Red petioles (leaf stems) accent the look.

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Peperomia perciliata 'White Cloud' White Cloud Peperomia

Peperomia perciliata 'White Cloud'

This variegated selection sports small leaves edged in creamy white and a spreading/trailing shape.

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