Peperomia is member of a versatile "green genus" which can easily give your home a luxuriant character as well as a personal look.
Peperomia is originally a rainforest plant, and is widespread in tropical and subtropical areas. Around 1,000 species of Peperomia, mostly from Central and South America, have been found and described. There are also species of Peperomia in the West Indies and Africa.
With flowers resembling mousetails
On some Peperomia varieties the inflorescence resembles a mousetail, hence the popular name "Mousetail". The flowers are often white, tiny and gathered in very long, slim spikes. Not all of them have flowers when you buy the plants, but they develop gradually. As far as growth form is concerned, many produce tight rosettes, while others can be erect, branchy or hanging. The height ranges between 20 and 40cm, depending on species and variety.
Success for everyone
Peperomia is so easy to take care of that everyone can make it thrive; however, just avoid direct sunlight and don't overwater it. If you let your Peperomia dry out slightly between waterings and place it in a light to light-shaded spot, you are almost sure of success. Feed it only during the summer, but use no more than half the normal fertiliser strength.
- do not have much time to water and care for your plants
- would like to have robust plants that suit a modern interior
- like beautiful and diverse leaves and leaf patterns
- are often away from home