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Peperomia scandens

Cupid peperomia

A trailing evergreen perennial with heart-shaped, pale green leaves to 7cm long. From spring to autumn it produces tiny green flowers on erect, tail-like spikes

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Green
Summer Green Green
Autumn Green Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Piperaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
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

Correct

Plant range
Peru

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in houseplant compost in bright indirect light while in growth, moving into full light in winter. Water moderately in summer, sparingly in winter, preferably with tepid, soft water. From spring to summer apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. See Peperomia and houseplant cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by sowing seed at 19-24°C when ripe; take stem cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • hanging basket
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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