Scientific name: Peperomia caperata
Common names: Peperomia Ripple/Frost/Rosso, Little Fantasy, Silver Heart
Origin: Brazil, South America
Height: 0.5 to 0.75′
Spread: 0.5 to 0.75′
Zones: 11 through 12
Coming from the tropical regions of South America, this plant does well with indoor climates of low to medium light levels which makes it a great house plant. Commonly named after its wrinkled leaves, which range from a light to dark green with some shades of purple.
Sun: Part shade to sun
Water: Moderately watered, but well drained
Soil: Needs good drainage in containers. Sandy loam.
Frost Tolerant: No
Drought Tolerant: No
Method: Division, Cuttage
Take healthy plant and divide, separate plantlets, or take stem cuttings and place in soil. For best results, use heating mat.
Not toxic to dogs, cats, or horses.3
- 1.Peperomia caperata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed July 18, 2021. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=285110
- 2.Peperomia caperata. NC State Extension. Accessed July 18, 2021. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/peperomia-caperata/
- 3.Green Ripple Peperomia. ASPCA. Accessed July 18, 2021. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/green-ripple-peperomia