Information About Peperomia Plants

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Peperomia Seed Propagation Tips: How To Plant Peperomia Seeds

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Peperomia plants have thick succulent foliage which varies in shape and pattern. This, in tandem with their ease of growth, make them ideal candidates for use as houseplants in containers. But can you grow peperomia from seed? Find out in this article.

Types Of Peperomias: Tips For Growing A Peperomia Houseplant

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

The Peperomia houseplant is an attractive addition to a desk, a table or as a member of your houseplant collection. Peperomia care is not difficult and this article will help. Click here to get more information.

Peperomia Hope: How to Care and Grow the Hope Plant

Peperomia hope plants, also known as the trailing jade, belong to the Piperaceae family —which has over 1000 species. Its official botanical name is Peperomia rotundifolia and the plant is a blend of two varieties peperomia quadrifolia and peperomia deppeana.

The Jade plant is natively from the rain forest region of South America and grows kind of like the miniature tree. It’s historically believed that the plant brings some good luck to the homeowner, hence the name dollar plant.

Peperomia spp.
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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.

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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

Special Features

Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow

Varieties: Our Favorites

Beetle Peperomia

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.

Belly Button Peperomia

Belly button peperomia is a charming species that has little, dark green leaves that hold close to the stems.

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.

Columbian Peperomia

Peperomia metallica var. columbiana

One of the most striking varieties, Columbian peperomia has bronze-purple leaves with a metallic-silver stripe.

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.

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.

Isabella Peperomia

Isabella shows off tiny leaves and a tight habit, making it a great groundcover for taller houseplants or a wonderful hanging basket plant.

Jelly Peperomia

Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jelly'

Jelly peperomia is a striking succulent that has large green leaves edged in cream and pink.

Peperomia Japonica

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

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

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

Peperomia Rubella

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

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.

Rainbow Peperomia

Peperomia clusiifolia 'Rainbow'

An easy-care succulent houseplant, Rainbow peperomia has light green leaves edged with yellow and flushed lightly with pink.

Raindrop Peperomia

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.

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.

Red-Edge Peperomia

One of the easiest peperomias to grow, the red-edged variety has dark green leaves flushed with red-purple at the edges.

Teardrop Peperomia

Teardrop peperomia is named for its cute, dark-green teardrop-shaped leaves. This compact grower is great for terrariums.

Variegated Teardrop Peperomia

A low, mounding plant with glossy green leaves decorated with golden-yellow edges, variegated teardrop peperomia is perfect for terrariums, hanging baskets, and planters.


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.

Is your indoor palm getting too much light? Look to see if the leaves are gray, brown, or scorched. Aim for the right light near an east-facing or south-facing window.

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