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Peperomia caperata 'Little Fantasy'
  • RHS AGM

radiator plant 'Little Fantasy'

An evergreen mound-forming perennial to 8cm tall, with thick, puckered, heart-shaped, dark green leaves to 3cm across; these are held on succulent stalks. From spring to autumn it produces upright, tail-like or club-shaped spikes of tiny greenish-white flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer White Green
Autumn White 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
Tufted
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 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 mist daily to maintain moderate to high humidity; apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Pull off spent flowers. See Peperomia and houseplant cultivation for further information. An ideal plant for terrariums and bottle gardens

Propagation

Propagate by sowing seed at 19-24°C when ripe; take leaf stalk or leaf blade cuttings in spring and summer

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

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to grey moulds

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