This genus from tropical and subtropical regions worldwide contains
1,000 species of evergreen or succulent perennials. they have
diverse and beautifully marked and shaped, fleshy, usually
long-stalked leaves. Long-stemmed spikes of greenish white to white
flowers are produced in late summer, although flowering can be
Hardiness zone from 11 To 12 .Plant Height From approx. 30 To 60 cm
Cultivation: Frost tender, peperomias make good house plants. They
like bright light (but not direct sun), with high humidity in
summer. Keep moist in warm weather, and be sure to water them from
below as the leaves mark easily.Use a half-strength, soluble
fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Peperomias are easily
propagated from leaf or stem cuttings. They may be pestered by
mealybugs, red spider mites and white fly.
Peperomia argyreia,Watermelon peperomia
Found from northern South America to Brazil, this is a compact,
nearly stemless perennial with rosettes of glossy, rounded, 3–4 in
(8–10 cm) long, gray-striped leaves on long red stems. The flower
spikes are small but extend beyond the foliage.
Peperomia caperata.Emerald ripple
This perennial species has oval, deeply corrugated and veined,
heart-shaped, dark green leaves that are pale green underneath and
about 1 1/2 in (35 mm) across, carried on the pinkish stems. Tight
clusters of white flower spikes appear irregularly. ‘Silver Ripples’
has silver-gray markings on the ridges of the corrugations.