With over 1000 known species, peperomias boast a spectacular variety of colours, sizes, and textures. Compact plants with sturdy stems and fleshy leaves in shades of green, grey and purple that are striped, variegated, or marbled.
Peperomias are low maintenance, hardy, and vigorous, making them an excellent choice for the beginner houseplant enthusiast.
A collection of a few varieties makes a cheerful grouping of assorted foliage, all content with the same, minimal care. Most are epiphytes, meaning that they grow on tree trunks in the wild, rather than in the ground.
how this nature nurtures you
They clean the air, and bring a calming delight to small spaces.
In Brazilian culture, they are thought to bring good luck and prosperity.
The Peperomia family’s astonishing diversity of shapes and textures remind us to celebrate our uniqueness while remembering that we are all part of an interconnected world.
how to nurture your nature
ORIGINTropical and subtropical regions worldwide
WATERVery drought tolerant. Water only when soil feels dry.
LIGHTBright, indirect light
TEMPERATURE16-30 degrees Celsius
HUMIDITYThey will tolerate low humidity, but love to be misted, or set on a pebble tray with water.
TOXICITYNon-toxic to humans and animals
FERTILIZERUse a very weak dilution of liquid fertilizer once or twice per year.
Peperomias love to be pruned occasionally, and the leaf cuttings can be used to start new plants.
Here's a great video on the different ways to propagate these beauties. It's a long one (20 minutes) but well worth it because it's super comprehensive, so you can experiment with different methods yourself.