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Habitat and Location:

Peperomia dolabriformis is a succulent plant native to the tropical drier regions of Ecuador and Peru. This species typically inhabits the understories of tropical forests as a lithophyte, thriving in the bright sunlight and semi arid conditions amongst rocks.


Description and Key Features:

Peperomia dolabriformis is noted for its unique and striking foliage. The plant features thick, fleshy leaves that are shaped like small, folded canoes, with a distinct, arching form. These leaves are bright green and have a succulent nature, allowing the plant to store water efficiently. Peperomia dolabriformis also produces small, inconspicuous flowers on slender spikes, which add a subtle charm to its overall appearance.


This species is a compact and visually appealing addition to any plant collection, whether in a greenhouse, dry terrarium, or as a houseplant. This species is particularly suitable for growing in a vivarium with reptiles. Its distinctive leaf shape and vibrant colour make it an attractive choice for various indoor settings.


Care Instructions:

For optimal growth, Peperomia dolabriformis should be placed in bright, indirect light. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, it thrives best with ample, filtered sunlight. Ensure the plant is in a well-draining soil mix, as it is susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Water the plant moderately, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, and reduce the frequency during the cooler months.


Maintain an intermediate to warm environment with temperatures ranging from 18-24 degrees Celsius. Peperomia dolabriformis prefers high humidity but can adapt to average household humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the plant mimics the dew it gets in the wild from its arid environment.



Plant Size: Mature size, suitable for potting or as part of a terrarium.

Family: Piperaceae

Plant Passport: A Peperomia dolabriformis B 140084 c 11757 d GB

Peperomia dolabriformis

SKU: Peperomia dolabriformis

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