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Peperomia

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Climbers & trailers, bushy and upright plant (depending on variety)

Character: Suitable for limited spaces, slow growing and compact

Safe for pets? Yes

Varieties:

  • Climbers & trailers plant
    • Peperomia glabella (Wax privet)
    • Peperomia prostrata (Creeping peperomia)
    • Peperomia rotundifolia
    • Peperomia scandens variegata (Cupid peperomia)
  • Bushy plant
    • Peperomia argyreia (Peperomia sandersii – Watermelon peperomia)
    • Peperomia caperata
    • Peperomia caperata variegata
    • Peperomia fraseri
    • Peperomia hederaefolia (Peperomia griseoargentea – Ivy peperomia)
    • Peperomia orba Astrid
  • Upright plant
    • Peperomia clusiifolia (Baby rubber plant)
    • Peperomia magnoliaefolia variegata (Desert privet)
    • Peperomia obtusifolia
    • Peperomia pereskiaefolia
    • Peperomia verticillata (Whorled peperomia)

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Leaves with brown tips & edges: Sudden drop in temperature
  • Sudden loss of leaves from succulent varieties: Planting medium has been left dry for too long
  • Leaves wilted & discoloured stem or leaf rot present. Corky swellings under leaves: Overwatering
  • Sudden loss of leaves: Temperature too low

Pests: