Collections: Indoor Plants

Peperomia (Peperomia Caperata)

Botanical name: Peperomia Caperata Rosso

Common Name: Emerald Ripple peperomia, Emerald Ripper pepper, Green Ripple peperomia, Ivy-leaf Peperomia, Metallic Peperomia, Ripple peperomia, and Silver heart

Category of plant: Indoor Plants, Ground covers

Peperomia caperata Plant description :

  • The Peperomia plant belongs to Piperaceae family.
  • This Peperomia variety has reddish to brownish green, waxy leaves, silvery on upper ridges, reddish underneath, veins depressed.
  • Native of South America, Peperomia is a tropical evergreen herbaceous shrub, used as an interior specimen or a desktop plant. 
  • Peperomia caperata is highly decorative plant as its leaves are in heart-shaped and have silver metallic surface, which gives it another names "Silver heart peperomia" and "Metallic peperomia." 
  • It is an easy to grow houseplant with wrinkled green leaves, which are so dark they almost appear purple. 

Climatic condition and soil type :

  • Peperomia love to grow in shade, but they cannot grow in low light condition.
  • It requires well-drained, porous potting soil
  • They require medium light for its good growth and also well fertile soil.
  • Peperomia grow best in medium light, medium-dry soil, and medium to low relative humidity.

Plant habit: Spreading

Plant Specifications :

Plant Height or length:
Less than 50 cms
Plant Spread or Width:
Less than 50 cms

Peperomia (Peperomia Caperata) Care Tips:

  • Twice a weekly interval.
  • The soil moisture should always be monitored to check the hydration level.
  • Cannot tolerate too much water.
  • Use any organic manures for its good growth. F
  • Use Farmyard manure, Vermi-compost or application of Boon(19:19:19)@5 gram/litre of water.
  • Can be easily propagate by leaf cutting or stem cuttings in spring.

Peperomia (Peperomia Caperata) Special Features :

  • Suitable for very small hedge or border.
  • It is an ideal addition to a dish garden, offices, or terrarium. 
  • Plants are best grown in pots or raised beds.
  • Non-toxic to cats, dogs, and people. 

 Note: Plant comes with germination pot. The image is for representation purpose only. The actual product may vary in height, shape, or appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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