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Peperomia incana
  • RHS AGM

A species of semi-upright to spreading fleshy, often variegated evergreen perennial succulent with thick, heart-shaped, felted green leaves and red stems. Green flowers with purple anthers may appear in the spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Purple Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Piperaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright, Trailing
Genus

Peperomia are evergreen perennials with simple, often succulent leaves and very small greenish-white flowers borne in slender spikes or panicles

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass or in containers that can be moved indoors over winter. Grow in a loam-based or loamless compost in bright indirect light. Water moderately when in growth, and mist regularly to maintain high humidity; water sparingly in autumn and winter. See Peperomia and houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation for more detailed advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by softwood cuttings or leaf cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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