Red Edge Peperomia
Peperomia clusiifolia

Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: clusiifolia (kloo-si-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carlsbad, California

Bartow, Florida

Cape Coral, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami, Florida

Bossier City, Louisiana

Woodstown, New Jersey

Andrews, Texas

Broaddus, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 1, 2013, Titanium53 from Cleveland, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have just gotten this plant about 2 weeks ago. It doesn't require much. It is slow growing, and is turning out real well for me.

Positive

On Apr 24, 2012, Olafhenny from Penticton, BC
Canada wrote:

I have just posted a photo, which I shot in Vietnam recently and which appears to put the kibosh to "Water regularly; do not overwater" in your 'Other Details' section. This Peperomia Clusiifolia is grown entirely in water without any soil. I intent to take advantage of this 'tolerance for wet feet' and plant one in a floating pot in a small pond inside my gazebo, as soon as it get warm enough here in H-Zone 6

Neutral

On Dec 13, 2002, PanamonCreel from Celaya
Mexico (Zone 10a) wrote:

Undemanding slow growing plant with succulent leaves, just do not get it waterlogged. Similar to Peperomia obtusifolia but leaves are larger and more elongated.
Seen often in garden centers but rarely with a name attached to it.