Peperomia from the Piperaceae plant family has well over 1000 species within its genera. Many are grown indoors in temperate regions successfully…..with a little help.
Not to be confused with the Crassula rubber plant, the Peperomia obtusifolia is a bushy type of Peperomia that displays dark green and variegated leaves. This is a very popular species from the genus.
Peperomia rotundifolia is a trailing plant suitable for growing in small pots and hanging baskets. It’s much more difficult to find these in garden stores compared to other Peperomias.
Very popular and sold widely is the Watermelon Peperomia which displays strikingly patterned leaves. These watermelon lookalike leaves are large but the plant does not grow tall.
Peperomia ferreyrae commonly named pincushion peperomia or peperomia happy bean. It displays long green slim whorled leaves that are bushy in their appearance.
Peperomia puteolata commonly known as parallel peperomia is an upright growing peperomia displaying ovate leaves patterned similar to watermelon rind.
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