This delicate looking Peperomia is surprisingly adaptable and will happily grow in a terrarium or as a houseplant in a bright window. It has a compact growth habit and usually stays around 5″, but can grow to about 7″ in time. Each leaf is beautifully marked with maroon-purple veins that diffuse out in dendritic fashion. The stems are a nice ruby red. It is native to Ecuador.
This no-fuss Peperomia does wonderfully as a houseplant or in a terrarium. Its vigor and resilience make it an ideal plant for beginners and those looking for a plant they can quickly share with friends (it propagates readily from leaf cuttings). There are many forms of caperata in cultivation, this one has a lot of pink. I have no idea how it got into my collection. I think it may have grown from seed. So, I don’t know anything about […]
This beautiful Peperomia hails from southern Ecuador and only reaches about 6″ tall. It maintains a pretty shape, with leaves getting subtly larger towards the tips. The leaf venation is silvery-white, and the underlying foliage. Stems are bright red.
This easy to grow species occurs throughout South and Central America. The leaves reach about 1.5 inches long (and not so wide). It is a wonderful species to use if you’d like a cascade of green over a branch, as it has a tendency to grow pendently when planted up high. Stems are ruby red most of the time but fade to pink in the shade. It is a vigorous species that can be grown as a houseplant so long […]
This small rosette-forming Peperomia is a wonderful terrarium specimen, only reaching 6-8 inches and having a very compact growth habit. It is easy to grow and has wonderfully marked leaves, with a wide silvery-green stripe down the midvein, and dark maroon and red on the rest of the leaf. Peperomia metallica is a Colombian species, but this one looks a bit different from the standard metallica so I am unsure if this one also originates from Colombia. Either way, it […]
This exceptional Peperomia is from Santo Domingo in NW Ecuador. It is perhaps the most corrugated species I have observed, and it only gets nicer with age. It is slower growing but not difficult to grow and is rosette-forming. The foliage remains a dark green, with slight silvery tints along the largest corrugations and the leaf edges.
This cute little Peperomia is found in Peru and Ecuador, and perhaps elsewhere in South America. Its leaves only grow to be about 1″, and the entire plant stays under 6″ in my experience. Perhaps given something to lean on, it could get a little taller. It is tolerant of a wide variety of terrarium conditions but doesn’t seem to like standing water on its leaves. *update* after growing this plant for over a year and struggling to have robust […]
This beautiful Peperomia is from Lago, Ecuador. It reaches about 8 inches, more often staying around 6-7. It’s rosette forming, and can be propagated via leaf cuttings. The white stripe down the middle of the leaf only gets more prominent as the plant matures. The maroon color doesn’t fade but gets a bit darker with age.
This Peperomia is from Ecuador and gets around 8″ tall, maybe a few inches taller in excellent conditions. It stays this deep maroon color, with red stems as well. It is a rosette growing species and the leaves flatten out with maturity and make excellent perches for frogs and geckos.