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Peperomia caperata 'Luna Red'
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radiator plant 'Luna Red'

'Luna Red' is an evergreen perennial to 20cm, with heart-shaped, deep purplish-crimson leaves 3-4cm in length, with deeply impressed main veins

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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
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Red
Summer Green White Purple Red
Autumn Purple Red
Winter Purple Red
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

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

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass grow in a loam-less or loam-based potting compost in bright indirect light when in growth and full light in winter. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in spring and early summer. Water sparingly in winter

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 19 to 24°C when ripe or take softwood cuttings during growth

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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