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Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Peperomia caperata

Peperomia caperata is a species of flowering perennial in the Piperaceae family. This mound forming evergreen is native to Brazil and stays fairly small, approximately 9 x 9 inches. The unique leaves are corrugated and heart-shaped with narrow spikes of white flowers 2-3 inches long.

These plants like moderate to bright light but not direct sunlight or they will burn.

Water needs depend heavily on the humidity in their growing environment. As a house plant the emerald ripple will need watered regularly, but in the humid jungles where it is native it holds water well through the dry season.