Emerald Ripple Pepper Plant

Scientific name : “Peperomia caperata”

Ripple Peperomia is a tropical plant in the Piperaceae family that is commonly used as a houseplant in temperate climates. It is a tropical evergreen herbaceous shrub that is erect and bushy and grows up to 8″ tall. It is an epiphytic in the jungles of South America where it is native.

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Ripple Peperomia is a tropical plant in the Piperaceae family that is commonly used as a houseplant in temperate climates. It is a tropical evergreen herbaceous shrub that is erect and bushy and grows up to 8″ tall. It is an epiphytic in the jungles of South America where it is native.  This plant is decorative and deeply furrowed in nature, its heart-shaped leaves and cream-colored, spiked inflorescence add interest to it. Leaf attachment is sub-peltate and this plant is commonly used as an interior specimen or a desktop plant. The plant gets its common name from its wrinkled green leaves, which are so dark they almost appear purple. It is easy to grow houseplant tolerant of indoor conditions.  It is tolerant of low light for several months without stress. It is intolerant of wet soil, very dry soil or very drafty sites. It prefers medium light, dry soil, medium light, dry soil, and medium to low relative humidity. It needs bright to medium light such as sun filtered through a thin curtain is ideal. It performs well with bright, fluorescent lights so is ideal for offices.  It is susceptible to root rot so use a porous well-draining potting soil. This plant has no serious pest or disease problems.

Sunlight – It requires indirect sunlight.

Watering – Only after the soil dries completely.

Plant Care – As tropical plants, peperomias like it warm and steamy, especially in the summer months when growth is most active. If your plant doesn’t get an outdoor vacation in the summer, place it on a tray of pebbles and water to increase ambient humidity. Ripple Peperomia is a tropical plant in the Piperaceae family that is commonly used as a houseplant in temperate climates. It is a tropical evergreen herbaceous shrub that is erect and bushy and grows up to 8″ tall. It is an epiphytic in the jungles of South America where it is native.

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