Peperomia
Peperomia caperata 'Emerald Ripple'

Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: caperata (kap-er-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Emerald Ripple

Category:

Herbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-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 leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Olhão Municipality,

Merced, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Volcano, Hawaii

West Linn, Oregon

Johnson City, Tennessee

Lubbock, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 26, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a tropical herb native from Brazil. It is quite sensitive to cold and direct sun light, requiring high moisture and air humidity to keep going, which makes it an ideal plant for greehouses and great houseplants. I almost got one the other day, but I had no money with me.

They are short plants, with dense foliage. The leaves are thick, dark green, with a shiny and rough surface. It looks like an African Violet at first sight, but the leaves aren´t covered with hairs. The petioles are also quite long, and generally white. The flowers are microscopic, coming in long and white/cream coloured spikes.