Mouse Ears
Peperomia hirta

Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: hirta (HER-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 9, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This little succulent has the softest leaves you have ever touched. They do indeed feel like mouse ears. The velvet doesn't cover all of the natural sheen underneath so that they have a depth to their appearance.

It goes great in a succulent dish garden.