Peperomia varieties

Peperomia varieties

There are over 1500 known Peperomia varieties. Most are perennial plants grown for their ornamental foliage, rather than their flowers. Generally, Peperomias tend to be semi-succulent and compact. Additionally, they have relatively thick stems. In fact, there are considerable variations in the appearance of Peperomia plants.

Common Peperomia names include: Spoonleaf Peperomia, Baby rubber plant, Pepper elder, Radiator plant, Shining bush plant, Desert Privet Plant, and Emerald ripper pepper. Famous American horticulturist Liberty Bailey (1858-1954), named it the Radiator Plant. In fact, native to tropical and subtropical regions around the globe. Thus, they are intolerant of cold temperatures. Read on to learn about different Peperomia Varieties.

Also known as Piccolo Banda Peperomia, Peacock Peperomia, or Ivy Leaf Peperomia. P. albovittata is similar to the Watermelon Peperomia. However, the leaves are smaller and more washed out. 

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Peperomia albovittata ‘Rana Verde’ is a hybrid that was produced by crossing different cultivars of Peperomia albovittata. Dark green, wrinkled, ovate leaves are arranged on a short stem. This is an easy to care for houseplant, but will do best with a little extra humidity.

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Round leaves are covered with a light speckling of silver dots. The foliage grows to just one inch wide and is generally dark and fuzzy. However, there are variations. Certainly a perfect addition to any terrarium. That’s if you can get your hands on it. 

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Watermelon Peperomia has round, fleshy leaves, with dark green & silver markings. Hence, resembling a watermelon’s rind. Mainly grown as a houseplant. Although, it can be planted outdoors in warm climates (zones 10-12). Read more here.

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A rare stemmed succulent from Peru. The glaucous, light green foliage appears folded and has prominent leaf windows. Stem can turn woody (asperula means rough) at the base and, once established. Additionally, it can produce a white bloom spike multiple times a year. 

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It’s no wonder why Peperomia axillaris is referred to as Taco Peperomia. Literally folded lika a taco! Bright green foliage also looks similar to a stack of bean pods. Also giving it another nickname of “Happy Bean Plant”.

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As the plant matures, older leaves fall from the raised leaf nodes to leave the stem’s knotty segments visible. Peperomia ‘Bamboo Stalks’ only reach about 8 inches (20 cm) tall. Prefers bright indirect light. Additionally, it may have difficulty thriving without ample sunlight. In fact it may even drop leaves.

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Peperomia Bangroana

Bangroana is named after the Bagru river in Sierra Leon. This delicate variety has petite leaves that form a mass of intricate green foliage. Of course it is very hard to tell this beauty apart from Rotundifolia. Unfortunately, the only way to really tell them apart is by the differences in their flowers.

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Peperomia Caespitosa

Caespitosa has tiny leaves that start out round and as they age they elongate into a beautiful shape. Similar looking to the Peperomia prostrata, although much more rare. Additionally, colorful red stems and mottled maroon venation don this slow grower. Perfect addition to a terrarium.

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Peperomia caperata ‘Abricos’

Peperomia Caperata ‘Abricos’ is similar to Pink Lady. However, Abricos has the variegation on the margins and the green is much darker. This specific variety is known for the vibrant variegated leaves. Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh kap-er-AY-tuh.

Emerald Ripple Peperomia has very dark green, red or purple leaves. Foliage has excellent texture with deeply corrugated leaves. Prefers bright light, but also does well in lower light conditions.

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Peperomia caperata 'Harmony's Midnight Wave'

Peperomia caperata ‘Harmony’s Midnight Wave’ is a very dark form with highly fluted foliage. In fact, giving the plant an overall ruffled appearance. A super rare houseplant that needs regular watering to thrive.

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Peperomia caperata 'Lilian'

Lilian is a semi-succulent compact houseplant. Leaves are green and flowers are tiny and white. Blooms grow in clusters on upright conical spikes. Look for them in Summer or Autumn.

Peperomia ‘Napoli Nights’ is a hybrid of Peperomia peruviana and Peperomia marmorata. Silver iridescent heart-shaped leaves don this Bolivian native. A relatively slow grower.

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Peperomia caperata 'Pink Lady’

Pink Lady is gorgeous with heart-shaped, rippled leaves. Colors range in shades of green, variegated white-cream and soft pink. When it is about to flower, colors turn a chocolaty brown with the best pink and cream shades.

Peperomia Raspberry Ice is also known as Raspberry Ripple. Indeed a dark smoldering beauty. She prefers bright indirect light. However, direct light may cause the leaves to sunburn or fade.  In fact, dark corners should also be avoided. Leaves have distinct veins. Giving them a puckered appearance.

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Peperomia caperata ‘Red’ has stunning heart-shaped, dark red leaves. This deeply rippled beauty prefers moderate light. Although, no direct sun. Colors range from green to deep shades of reddish/purple. Some plants are variegated with swirls of white and pink. 

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Rosso is a flowering Peperomia with striking red undersides. Foliage is deeply grooved with glossy green leaves. Perfect for growing in low or fluorescent light. Indeed a fabulous addition to offices. Peperomia ‘Rosso’ is a hybrid of Peperomia marmorata and Peperomia Metallica. 

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Peperomia caperata ‘Schumi Red’ is one of the more striking varieties. It gives off a romantic vibe with its shimmery red-purple leaves. In fact, the leaves can vary from purple to near-black.

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Peperomia caperata ‘Silver Ripple’ is also known as Silver Dollar Ripple Peperomia. It needs low to medium, indirect sunlight or fluorescent light.

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Peperomia Lemon Lime  has beautiful shades of bright green lime. Commonly Known as the Sweetheart Hoya or Valentine’s Hoya

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Deep red-purple borders along the edges of each elongated leaf is the signature of the Peperomia Red Edge.

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Ginny is one of the newer Peperomia varieties on the market.

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Peperomia clusiifolia Variegata has thick fleshy leaves variegated green and white with a thin red edges.

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Peperomia cubensis is a small-leaved vine, native to Jamaican native. Fairly uncommon with scarlet red stems with pointed-oval, gray-green leaves. The top of the leaves are green.

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Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh kol-um-EL-luh

Peperomia columella is a rare and adorable plant. Featuring upright thick green stem. Covered in small, pointed, fleshy leaves, basally branched on the thick stems.

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Peperomia dahlstedtii

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh dahl-STED-ee-eye

Peperomia dahlstedii is commonly known as Vining Pepper Plant. One of the more prolific Peperomias. Small oval leaves are dark green with golden veins and have a thick succulent texture. Sometimes listed as P. quadrangularis.

Peperomia dolabriformis  is also known as Prayer Pepper. A shrubby succulent with purse-shaped leaves and stems that become woody with age.

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Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh eb-URN-ee-uh

Peperomia Eburnea is a rare, Ecuadorian Peperomia with stunning, velvety green leaves.

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Peperomia Ecuador is an extremely rare, beautiful variety of Peperomia found in the jungles of Ecuador. Indeed a real must for all plant enthusiasts.

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Peperomia Elongata

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ee-long-GAH-tuh

Peperomia elongata is a rare peperomia in cultivation. An evergreen plant with fleshy shoots and elliptic, pale green leaves with lighter colored veins.

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Peperomia Fagerlindii or Peperomia perciliata

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh per-sil-ee-AH-tuh

Peperomia Fagerlindii is sometimes called Peperomia perciliata. It has small heart shaped leaves, reddish stems and dainty white flowers

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Peperomia Ferreyrae

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh FAR-rer-ay

Peperomia Ferreyrae is also known as the Pincushion Peperomia. An epiphytic succulent with erect green stems and very narrow lime green leaves. A green longitudinal window is in along the center surface.

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Peperomia Fraseri

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh FRAY-zer-ee

Miniature “Flowering Peperomia” clone with glossy jade like small leaves on clumping rosettes sprouting lovely erect spikes of fuzzy blossoms.

Peperomia Glabella is also known as the Cypress Peperomia. It features oval shaped leaves on stems that can get long. 

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Peperomia graveolens is also known as Ruby Glow Peperomia. A succulent shrub with thick, oblong, cupped leaves, & a slightly transparent green on top.

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Peperomia griseoargentea

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh GREE-see-oh ar-JEN-tee-uh

Peperomia griseoargentea is also known as the Ivy Peperomia or Platinum Peperomia. It has stunning heart-shaped silver-gray leaves with heavy curved veining. Additionally, it is also native to Brazil.

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Peperomia hoffmannii or 
“Isabella Peperomia” has bright yellow button-shaped leaves. A bushy plant that looks great both potted or in a hanging basket. Enjoys high humidity, making this species great in terrariums.

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Peperomia Hutchisonii

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh hutch-IN-see-eye

Peperomia Hutchisonii  has a leaf surface like a toad’s bumpy skin. A very rare and interesting peperomia variety. You would be lucky to get your hands on one of these rare gems. In fact it is native to Peru.

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Peperomia incana is also known as ‘Felted Peperomia’ and ‘Amazon Fuzz’. It is a gorgeous silvery green houseplant with heart-shaped leaves. In fact the leaves are covered in fuzzy white hairs.

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Peperomia Japonica

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh

Peperomia japonica is a small-leaved variety. Round emerald green leaves on thin green stems have a very bushy growth. Japonica has cool textured leaves and is a perfect variety for terrariums or hanging baskets. A climbing crawling epiphyte perfect as a tropical ground cover.

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Variegated Peperomia japonica

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh

Variegated Peperomia japonica has round green and yellow leaves on thin green stems. More rare than the non-variegated version. Peperomia japonica is a must for every die hard Peperomia collector. Similar to Peperomia humilis and Peperomia verticilata.

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Peperomia Kimnachii

Pronounced Pep-er-ROH-mee-uh Kim-notch-ee-eye

Peperomia Kimnachii is an easy care houseplant with a semi-upright habit. The underside of the leaves are pulled upwards towards the stem. At the branch tips multiple red spikes form with tiny white flowers.

Peperomia La Laja Trace received its name because was found growing along the La Laja Trace trail in Trinidad & Tobago. It’s similar to Peperomia rubella. But, with smaller leaves & with a bush shape. Until the plant grows out in trailing vines.

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Peperomia Maculosa

Pronounced Pep-er-ROH-mee-uh Mak-yoo-LOH-suh

Peperomia maculosa is also known as Spotted Peperomia. It’s dark green leaves are shiny and leathery. Additionally, maculosa is used as a spice similar to cilantro. This easy to care for houseplant is native to tropical Central and South America.

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Peperomia Magnoliifolia Spoonleaf Peperomia

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh mag-noh-lee-eye-FOH-lee-uh

Peperomia magnoliifolia is commonly known as spoonleaf peperomia. Cultivars range in colors from yellow & red edges (cv. “Tricolor”) to cream variegated leaves (cv. “Green & gold”).

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Peperomia Magnoliifolia Variegata

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh mag-noh-lee-eye-FOH-lee-uh

Peperomia Magnoliifolia Variegata is alsko known as Variegated Spoonleaf Marble Rubber Peperomia. USDA Zone 10a -1.1° C (30° F) to +1.7° C (35° F).

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Peperomia metallica var. Columbiana "Columbian Peperomia"

Pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh

Peperomia metallica var. Columbiana is native to South America. It has back foliage with metallic silver in the middle and a shimmery red underside. Also know as the Columbian Peperpomia.

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Peperomia metallica 'Narrow Leaf'

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh mag-noh-lee-eye-FOH-lee-uh

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Peperomia Monticola

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh mon-TEE-ko-luh

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Peperomia nivalis - Nivalis Peperomia

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh niv-VAL-us

The Peperomia obtusifolia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ob-too-sih-FOH-lee-uh) is commonly called the Baby Rubber Plant. An evergreen perennial with an upright growth habit. Oval leaves are dark green, shiny and smooth. Read more here.

The Peperomia obtusifolia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ob-too-sih-FOH-lee-uh) ‘Golden Gate’ is beautiful and compact houseplant. It showcases glossy, variegated leaves with a dense, bushy appearance. ‘Golden Gate’ is suitable for offices or shaded areas as it grows well in low or fluorescent lights.

The Peperomia obtusifolia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ob-too-sih-FOH-lee-uh) ‘Marble’ is an extremely attractive houseplant that is characterized by its marbled cream and green variegated leaves. Originates from the Caribbean.

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Peperomia orba ‘Variegata’ - Variegated Teardrop Peperomia

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh OR-buh

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Peperomia quadrangularis "Beetle Peperomia"

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh kwad-ran-gew-LAIR-iss

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Peperomia rotundifolia "Trailing Jade Peperomia"

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh

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Peperomia rubella

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ROO-bel-uh

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Peperomia ‘Rugosa’

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh roo-GO-suh

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Peperomia Rugosa ‘Aussie Gold’

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh roo-GO-suh

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Peperomia Trinervis

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh try-ner-viss

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Peperomia trinervula ‘Bibi’ - Bibi Peperomia

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh try-NERV-you-luh

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Peperomia urvilleana Two-leaved Peperomia

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ur-VIL-ah-nuh

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Peperomia verticillata - Belly Button Peperomia, Red Log

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ver-ti-si-LAH-tuh

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Peperomia wolfgang-krahnii

pep-er-ROH-mee-uh KRON-ee-eye

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