Erect herb to 20 cm tall. Leaves to 4 cm long, alternate, base heart-shaped. Veins 7-9, raised to produce surface corrugations. Leaf stalks to about 10 cm long, green or pale red, 2 grooves on inner face. Flower spikes unbranched; summer to autumn.
A popular indoor plant.
'V'-shaped corrugations on leaves, veins 7-9.
Source: (1997). Piperaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Miniature version with small clustered waxy leaves. This is sometimes listed as a common name rather than a cultivar.
Leaves silvery variegated. Origin unknown, possibly the same as 'Variegata'.
Leaves silvery variegated.