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20+ Peperomia Varieties with Names & Pictures

Peperomia plants boast thick, fleshy stems and leaves that can vary from oval to heart-shaped and come in various colors, including green, brown, red, yellow, and even purple.

Generally, there are over 1,000 Peperomia varieties worldwide, containing herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and succulents, ranging in size from tiny miniatures to larger, more upright varieties. Some varieties include Peperomia Obtusifolia, Peperomia Argyreia, and Peperomia Prostrate. 

They are adaptable, visual-appealing, and pet-friendly.  

In this article, we’ll go through some Peperomia varieties, and maybe you’ll find your favorite.

15+ Beautiful Peperomia Varieties 

These small plants can be great for modern living spaces, including a shelf, desktop, and windowsill.

peperomia varieties chart
Here is a Peperomia Varieties Chart to know the plants categorically.

1. Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia Argyreia)

Peperomia Watermelon varieties have circular leaves.

This Peperomia type is frequently referred to as the “crown jewel” and is common among indoor Peperomia varieties.

The standard Watermelon Peperomia can grow up to 6-12 inches in length but not much longer.

This plant forms a bushy rosette perfect for indoor use, especially when combined with other plants.

Watermelon Peperomia plants produce small blooms that resemble greenish spikes, but their undeniable appeal is in the leaves.

2. Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

It is a small, bushy succulent-like type of Peperomia with tall upright stems and rounded leaves with a lovely glossy shine.

The glossy evergreen leaves of Baby Rubber Plant have a cupped form due to their little concavity. 

The plant can reach a height of 12 inches and has thick, upright stems. Likewise, it features greenish-white blooms that grow on 5 inches long spikes.

3. String of Turtles ( Peperomia Prostrate)

With cascading strings of miniature round leaves, String of Turtles can reach a height of about 12 inches in 3 to 5 years.

The light-green veins on the delicate Peperomia leaves resemble a turtle’s shell.

Each leaf is covered in small, white bumps that look like tiny turtle shells, hence the name.

The stem of the plant is thin and woody and can reach up to 3 feet in length when mature. It produces small, yellow flowers in the spring and summer.

4. Trailing Jade (Peperomia Rotundifolia)

This trailing Peperomia type has a small, charming round like a succulent.

Trailing Jade Peperomias have thick, fleshy leaves that look like buttons.

The stems of this epiphyte can reach a length of 12 inches. The Peperomia develops a bushy appearance when the dangling stems become intertwined.

This trailing species looks excellent in a hanging basket or on the shelf.

5. Peperomia Hope (Peperomia Tetraphylla)

Peperomia Hope plant is one of the trailing Peperomia varieties with leaves that grow in bunches of three or four along with its slender vines, making it appear less bushy.

Peperomia Hope
It is a hybrid of two plants (Peperomia quadrifolia X Peperomia deppeana).

The leaves are dark green with red and white borders.

This green Peperomia can reach a height of eight to twelve inches.

6. Ruby Glow Peperomia (Peperomia Graveolens)

Ruby Glow Peperomia plants feature light-green leaves with a pink edge, which are curled and tongue-shaped.

The pink flushing on the fleshy leaf edges affirms the justification of the plant.

This Peperomia cultivar is well-liked by flower lovers and has a distinctly sweet aroma. It looked best when planted upright and clipped back now and then to keep it in form.

The ruby glow Peperomias only reach a height of 10 inches.

7. Teardrop Peperomia (Peperomia Orba)

The Teardrop Peperomia has small, beautiful, spherical leaves that, as the name implies, resemble teardrops.

This variation of the Peperomia plant comes in a variety of leaf forms and has a bushy appearance.

In addition, green leaves with yellow edges can be found on some variegated varieties.

The leaves of other Peperomia Orba types are bright green, almost yellow. A white line appears down the waxy leaf core as the plants mature.

8. Beetle Peperomia (Peperomia Quadrangularis)

Beetle Peperomia features light-green and dark-green stripes on its leaves, which grow on wiry, trailing reddish stalks.

The little Peperomia is perfect for hanging baskets because of its cascading foliage that dangles over the edges, but it may also be trained to grow upward if given support.

Beetle Peperomia has lush, compact foliage that keeps the plant looking fresh, and its vining stems can reach a length of 12 inches.

9. Peperomia Jelly (Peperomia Clusiifolia)

Peperomia Jelly can reach 6 inches when fully grown. In addition, it will have long vines that can reach 10 feet in length.

The core of the leaves will generally be green, with a cream-colored stripe that fades to pink and finally red around the edges.

This is one of the more unique Peperomia varieties because the leaves are much bigger and curled than rounded or pointed, as in most other varieties.

10. Red Ripple Peperomia (Peperomia Caperata)

This variety, known as ripple red ripple, features red and deep purple foliage.

Peperomia Caperata is an epiphytic plant that is native to Brazil.

With their ripples, these deep-red and heart-shaped purple leaves grow in bunches.

Red ripple Peperomia is likewise a tiny plant with a height and breadth of up to 8 inches.

11. Raindrop Peperomia (Peperomia Polybotrya)

The upright plant grows to a height of 12 inches, and the considerable Peperomia leaves spread to a width of 4 inches.

The raindrop Peperomia plant’s bright green leaves are shaped like an oval and taper to a point like a typical raindrop.

People usually mistake Raindrop Peperomia, known as Coin Plant, for the Chinese Money Plant. 

12. Peperomia Ruby (Peperomia Ruby Cascade)

Ruby Cascade has a trailing vine and produces reddish conical flowers.

In addition, it has exceptionally long vines, making it ideal for a shelf ledge plant or a tall hanging plant in your living room.

The plant develops red stems and disc-like, thick waxy leaves with glossy deep green tops.

13. Happy Bean Plant (Peperomia Ferreyrae)

Plants of the Peperomia Ferreyrae species can reach a height of 6 – 8 inches and a width of 4 – 10 inches.

It has multiple thick, narrow leaves, lime or apple green in color, on each leaf node.

With curved and pointed edges, the leaves have a unique shape.

14. Belly Button Peperomia (Peperomia Verticillata)

Native to Bolivia, Peperomia Verticillata is also known as Red Log, Belly Button, and Double Duty.

Peperomia Verticillata
Peperomia verticillata is native to Bolivia, representing a semi-succulent plant.

It has small, plump leaves with bright red on one side and deep green on the other.

The foliage thus grows in clusters of 4 leaves on thick red stems. 

The lovely specimen is one of the most fantastic Peperomia types because it works well as both a ground cover and an interior plant.

15. Silver Frost Peperomia (Peperomia Frost)

Silver Frost Peperomia houseplant has thick, soft leaves that are a pale silvery green with dark-green veins. 

Like its name, the plant is exactly like it has been frosted over.

It may reach a maximum height and width of 12 inches.

16. Cupid Peperomia (Peperomia Scandens ‘Variegata’)

Cupid Peperomia features green leaves in the middle and creamy white on the edges, but they are considerably smaller and heart-shaped than other Peperomia types.

The stems around the leaf joints are light pink, giving the plant a delicate appearance.

When cultivated as a climbing plant, it can reach a height of 1.2 – 1.5 meters with a spread of 0.3 meters. The leaves are around 2 inches in length.

The tendrils dangle attractively from the planter, making this an excellent hanging plant.

17. Metallic Peperomia (Peperomia Metallica)

It boasts pointed leaves, which are dark green with a hint of silvery greenish color.

Besides, the underside of these leaves is a rich red color.

The plant produces flower spikes with both male and female flowers.

This tiny Peperomia plant reaches a height and width of about 8 inches.

The leaves of the Peperomia houseplant make it ideal for hanging baskets; the trailing branches drape over the sides of pots, adding movement and color to the interior.

18. Vining Peperomia (Peperomia Serpens)

The leaves of the Vining Peperomia are exquisite green heart-shaped leaves.

The evergreen broadleaved vine dangles attractively from the planter, having a creeping and spreading habit to serve as an excellent hanging plant.

It reaches a length of 1 to 2 feet at max. 

19. Parallel Peperomia (Peperomia Puteolata)

The dark green lance-shaped leaves of Parallel Peperomia plants contain silvery stripes or veins.

On reddish upright stems with a trailing tendency, the lovely foliage grows.

Peperomia Puteolata
Peperomia Puteolata is found as forest grounds .

Unlike most other Peperomia plants, this one grows pretty quickly, reaching a height of 18 inches.

Parallel Peperomia grows upright while young. As the plant matures and grows more prominent, the thin reddish-brown stems cannot hold the foliage’s weight.

8 Additional Peperomia Varieties

Peperomia VarietiesGrowth SizesFeatures
Peperomia AlbovittataHeight: 8-12 inches
Spread: 6 inches
Relatively new cultivar coming out of the Netherlands

Heart-shaped, green, purple, and black color leaves
Peperomia RubellaHeight: 40 inches
Spread: 15 inches
Prominently scarlet red stems

Leaf undersides with light to dark green color and Heart-shaped leaves
Peperomia AxillarisHeight: 10 inches
Spread: 7-10 inches
Slow growing miniature succulent with green and lime colored leaves
Peperomia PerciliataHeight: 2-4 inches
Spread: 8-18 inches
Dark green with silver leaves
Peperomia IncanaHeight: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Heart-shaped foliage covered in white hairs creating a soft, fuzzy texture with pale in color
Peperomia ProstrataHeight: 5 inches
Spread: 1 foot
Heart-Shaped, unique form of leaves similar to a tortoiseshell with pinkish-green in color
Peperomia DolabriformisHeight: 24 inches
Spread: 10 inches
Purse-shaped, long light green leaves appear
Peperomia VerschaffeltiiHeight: 6 inches
Spread: 3-6 inches
Spoon-shaped, silver and green patterning with bluish-green colored leaves
You can also house some other types of Peperomia plants including Peperomia Magnoliifolia, Peperomia Quadrangularis, Peperomia Pereskiifolia, Peperomia Ginny, Mini Watermelon Peperomia

From Editorial Team

Offer Basic Care to Peperomia Plants

Peperomia plant grows best in bright, indirect light, every 1-2 weeks of watering, 40-50% humidity and temperatures of 65-75°F.

Fertilize your Peperomia plants every 2-3 weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertilizer. Use a well-draining potting mix that contains perlite, coco coir, or bark to ensure proper drainage.

And repot your Peperomia every 2-3 years to ensure continued healthy growth.

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