Botanical name: Peperomia
Botanical name: Peperomia
Species of Radiator plants
Peperomia leptostachya is a unique indoor plant with delicate stems and glossy leaves. It is a part of the pepper family and is native to South America. None has no economic or culinary value, but its striking green foliage makes it a popular choice for houseplants.
Baby rubber plant
In contrast to its plain-leaved parent, baby rubber plant has striking leaves that are a mixture of lemon yellow and lime green that richly merit its name. This American native can't survive the cold and so is grown indoors in most climates. Its mounded growth is ideal for containers of hanging baskets. It retains water in its stem and so doesn't require frequent watering.
A succulent-like type of Peperomia, marble Peperomia is a selected cultivar, distinguished from its parent plant by its variegated leaves. The foliage is dark green and adorned with white or creamy yellow markings which resemble marbling, hence the cultivar's name.
Pincushion peperomia 'Happy Bean'
Pincushion peperomia 'Happy Bean' is a striking succulent with long bean-like foliage and red-tinted stems. Native to the Andes Mountains of South America, this plant can tolerate low light and dry conditions, making it a great choice for indoor gardeners. Its unique appearance has earned it the common name 'Happy Bean'.
Coin leaf peperomia 'Raindrop'
Coin leaf peperomia 'Raindrop' is a captivating houseplant that adds a touch of elegance to any indoor space. Its unique foliage resembles raindrops falling from slender stems, making it a standout among other plants. This Peperomia variety is known for its ease of care, making it a popular choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. Native to South America, it thrives in humid environments and prefers indirect light. The glossy, succulent-like leaves of coin leaf peperomia 'Raindrop' add a lush and tropical feel to your home decor, making it a must-have for plant enthusiasts.
Emerald ripple peperomia
Emerald ripple peperomia(Peperomia caperata 'Little Fantasy') is a small, bushy plant with heavily rippled, heart-shaped leaves. What makes it stand out are its size (it is classified as a dwarf plant) and leaves, which are smaller and lighter green than its cousins' and are paired with striking red stems. It is aptly named for its small size and showiness.
Pincushion peperomia (Peperomia ferreyrae) is a perennial semi-succulent native to rainforests of South America. Pincushion peperomia is also commonly known as Happy Beans Peperomia and Green Beans Peperomia. This species is often grown as a houseplant and should be placed in bright indirect sunlight for optimal growth. Pincushion peperomia slightly moist soil, but is also very vulnerable to overwatering.
Emerald ripple peperomia
Emerald ripple peperomia (*Peperomia caperata*) is a plant with heart-shaped leaves that is native to Brazil. The Latin name *Peperomia caperata* is an amalgam of two Greek words. The word 'peperi' means pepper, and the word 'homoios' means resembling. Emerald ripple peperomia is related to *Piper nigrum*, otherwise known as black pepper.
Baby rubber plant
The baby rubber plant is an evergreen, flowering plant with waxy leaves. Despite the name, it is not actually related to true rubber trees. The plant gets its scientific specific name, obtusifolia, from the term for "blunt leaved," in reference to its leaves' shapes.
Peperomia blanda, the arid-land peperomia, is a species of herb in the family Piperaceae. The species has a natural pan-tropical distribution that encompasses Asia, Africa, Australasia, Polynesia and the Americas. The species typically grows as a perennial, somewhat succulent herb to 30 cm in height, though the form varies from prostrate and creeping to up to 60 cm tall depending on environment and genotype. The typical habitat is damp rock crevices and steep stream banks.
Vining Peperomia (Peperomia serpens) is a plant species native to Central America, South America, and Africa. Vining Peperomia is a popular houseplant. This species is considered easy to grow and propagate. For those growing it as a houseplant, vining Peperomia does not grow well in direct sunlight. This species should be kept in low light and watered infrequently to avoid overwatering.
Man to man
Man to man (Peperomia pellucida) is a perennial flowering plant that blooms all year. The entire man to man plant is edible and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Parallel peperomia (Peperomia tetragona) is a South American herbaceous perennial. It is characterized by elongated stalks and showy oval leaves, which have made it a popular houseplant. It can be easily propagated by stem cuttings.
Peperomia is a striking houseplant named for its distinctive white and green leaves (Albo-marginata means "white-edged"). These leaves are much showier than the plain green leaves of the parent plant and provide plenty of ornamental appeal. This hybrid is a popular garden plant because of its ease of care. Unlike the similar-looking Ficus tineke, this plant is not toxic.
Cypress Peperomia is found creeping up trees and across the ground in its native habit, but it is also a popular houseplant. The small plant is grown for its attractive, glossy leaves that are missing the variegated colors found in some other species.
Emerald Ripple Peperomia
The bright green, rippled foliage of Emerald ripple peperomia 'Emerald Ripple' gives this cultivar its common name and make it stand out from its parent plant. The attractive heart-shaped foliage makes this a popular houseplant, and emerald Ripple Peperomia is also used in shade gardens in temperate climates.
Coin leaf peperomia
The coin leaf peperomia is a tropical understory plant that has become popular as a houseplant. It is often mistaken for the Chinese money plant, which is a close relative. Its flowers are more odd-looking than pretty, resembling mouse tails, but have a very pleasant smell.
Prayer pepper (Peperomia dolabriformis) is a perennial succulent native to Peru, where it grows in warm valleys. Prayer pepper is considered easy to grow and is often cultivated as a houseplant. This species grows best in consistently moist (but not overwatered) soil. Prayer pepper is also sensitive to mealybugs.
Watermelon peperomia (Peperomia argyreia) is a popular houseplant and tropical species. Watermelon peperomia is considered easy to grow and great for beginners. Its common name references its leaves, which resemble the rind of a watermelon. This species thrives in indirect light and well-drained soil.
The color and shape of ruby peperomia leaves are unique. The upper surface of the leaf blade is narrow and dark green, while the back of the blade curls upwards. The underside looks like a huge, bright-red tongue that wants to devour the upper surface. Ruby peperomia is shade-tolerant and suitable for indoor care as a foliage plant. Misting the surrounding air will make its leaves glossier.
Acorn Peperomia (Peperomia tetraphylla) is a perennial epiphyte that is commonly found growing on rocks in the rainforest. Foliage is glossy green with dark green stripes that look like a watermelon. Tiny flowers grow along a flower spike and bloom year-round.
Trailing jade (Peperomia rotundifolia) is a plant species also known as jade necklace, creeping buttons and round leaf Peperomia. Trailing jade is native to the tropical rainforest of South America. This species grows well in high humidity. Trailing jade is a popular houseplant. When growing trailing jade as a houseplant, care should be taken not to overwater this species.