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PlantFiles: Mouse Ears
Peperomia hirta

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

Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

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:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 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.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida



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