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Peperomia caperata is a species found in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Plants are terrestrial, rarely epiphytic inhabiting open or dense forests in deep shade to dappled sunlit spots on the forest floor. The elevation is not recorded. Plants are compact and clump forming. Cultivated specimens generally reach no higher than 10cm. Leaf shape varies on cultivated plants from elliptic to ovate. The leaf shape on most wild plants I’ve seen are an ovate shape. Flowers are inconspicuous. Plants bloom at any time of the year.


This plant is growing in a pot. Grow Peperomia caperata in a pot and use a tropical terrestrial mix as a media. Do not use peat. Make sure the plant gets sufficient air movement particularly when gown in humidity above 60%; always ensure that humidity is reasonable and give the plant moderate diffused light. Plants need to be relatively damp and should certainly not stay dry for long. This species likes an intermediate to warm greenhouse with night low temperatures of 14-17 degrees and daytime temperatures of 24-30 degrees. Plants will grow well indoors if sufficient light, sufficient humidity, and air circulation are provided.



Family – Piperaceae

Plant Passport - A Peperomia caperata B 140084 c 10578 d GB

Peperomia caperata

SKU: Peperomia caperata

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