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Peperomia caperata

Peperomia caperata

''Peperomia caperata'' is a species of flowering plant in the Piperaceae family, native to Brazil. It is a mound-forming evergreen perennial growing to 20 cm tall and wide, with corrugated heart-shaped leaves, and narrow spikes of white flowers 5–8 cm long, in summer.

With a minimum temperature requirement of 15 °C , ''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.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderPiperales
FamilyPiperaceae
GenusPeperomia
SpeciesP. caperata
Photographed in
Bulgaria