Small peperomia variegata scandens
House Plants

Peperomia scandens (Cupid Peperomia)

Scientific name: Peperomia scandens

Common names: Vining peperomia, Cupid peperomia

Family: Piperaceae

Genus: Peperomia

Origin: Mexico and South America

Height: 0.5 to 1.5′

Spread: 0.5 to 1.5″

Zones: 10 through 11

Sources ​1–3​

Plant Care

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.​4​

Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Peperomia Scandens (Variegated False Philodendron). Accessed March 21, 2020.
  2. 2.
    Peperomia scandens “Variegata” (v). The Royal Horticultural Society. Accessed March 21, 2020.
  3. 3.
    Peperomia Variegated Scandens. North Carolina Farms Inc. Accessed March 21, 2020.
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