Peperomia caperata Yunck.

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: Spencer, R. (1997). Piperaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Peperomia caperata 'Emerald Ripple'

Miniature version with small clustered waxy leaves. This is sometimes listed as a common name rather than a cultivar.

Peperomia caperata 'Little Fantasy'

Dwarf form.

Peperomia caperata 'Tricolor'

Leaves silvery variegated. Origin unknown, possibly the same as 'Variegata'.

Peperomia caperata 'Variegata'

Leaves silvery variegated.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Piperales
family       Piperaceae
genus        Peperomia Ruiz & Pav.