Peperomia caperata

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Peperomia caperata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia
Species: P. caperata
Binomial name
Peperomia caperata
Yunck.

Peperomia caperata (emerald ripple peperomia) is a species of flowering plant in the Piperaceae family, native to Brazil. It is a mound-forming evergreen perennial growing to 20 cm (8 in) tall and wide, with corrugated heart-shaped leaves, and narrow spikes of white flowers 5–8 cm (2–3 in) long, in summer.[1]

With a minimum temperature requirement of 15 °C (59 °F), P. caperata must be grown indoors in most temperate regions. It is a popular houseplant, and numerous cultivars have been developed, of which 'Luna Red' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3786

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