Deets: The peperomia genus has over 1000 species, but only a dozen or so make for good houseplants. The Peperomia caperata is one of them. Known for its heart-shaped, deeply puckered leaves, which range in color from rich green to hues of red or silver-gray, depending on variety. Occasionally the Ripple Peperomia will produce thin, cream colored flower stalks. Generally an easy care plant, the Peperomia can become “leggy” if not given enough sun.
Name(s): Peperomia Caperata; Common Name(s): Emerald Ripple Red; Red Ripple; Ruby Ripple
Light: 'Medium to bright light. Tolerates low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water: Water once or twice a week, depending on season. Spring to summer, water as soon as potting mix begins to dry out. Fall to winter, allow mix to dry out almost completely before watering thoroughly.
Grower: Beginners, all types.
Size: 4" Nursery Pot