Belonging to the Peperomia genus, Peperomia has a botanical name of Peperomia obtusifolia.
Peperomia have smooth oval fleshy bright green leaves that are slightly curved back from the stem. The stems are smooth and hairless and dark pink at the nodes turning more yellow at the internodes
Peperomia has unusual green flowers that are long and thin like mouse tails, they bright green with lighter green pin prick raised markings, similar to plantain
It has a trailing habit and can be grown to trail down from a shelf or suspended basket.
Small bushy houseplant for bright indirect light locations.1
Venezuela is believed to be where Peperomia originates from.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Peperomia is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Avoid afternoon sun.1 Let dry thoroughly before watering.1 Likes high humidity, especially in summer.1 Tolerates low light.2
Pinch out the growing tips to keep the growth contained
Refresh old plants by taking cuttings just below a leaf node and rooting into gritty compost
See our list of companion Plants for Peperomia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
New plants are best made from stem cuttings. take a length of stem, cut just below a leaf node and pull off the lower leaves. Dib a hole into a gritty compost mix and insert the stem. Arrange three or four stems around the edge of a 7cm pot. Water once but leave to root.
Use a clay pot and a loam and grit mixture, so it is more difficult to overwater. A wide shallow pot is best as peperomia has a trailing habitAs Peperomia is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 15°C / 59°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Peperomia plants:
It is easy to overwater and cause rot
Spider mite, as the plant enjoys drier conditions
Baby rubberplant, pepper face,
Peperomia obtusifolia (L.) A. Dietr.