Cupid Peperomia

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  • Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 35 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Cupid Peperomia is an easy-to-care-for, trailing houseplant with sweet heart-shaped foliage that is light green with cream variegation. Peperomia scandens ‘variegata’ (Peperomia nitida) is also known by other common names including radiator plant and false philodendron. Cupid Peperomia is part of the piperaceae family and is native to Central America. Like many peperomias, Cupid Peperomia develops small, unremarkable flower spikes and the plant behaves like a succulent.

Best Locations for Growing Cupid Peperomia

Cupid Peperomia makes a wonderful houseplant. It stays relatively small and can therefore go in many places of the home or office without taking up too much space. Cupid Peperomia can be encouraged or trained to climb on a trellis or shelf, making the plant versatile for displaying indoors. Cupid Peperomia can also be used in hanging baskets due to its trailing habit. 

Cupid Peperomia Sunlight Requirements 

Cupid Peperomia requires bright to medium indirect light and does not tolerate low light or too much direct sun, which will burn leaves.

Cupid Peperomia Care

Peperomias are easy to care for due to their succulent-like leaves and slower growth rate. Cupid Peperomia prefers to grow in temperatures above 60 degrees and below 80 degrees. This peperomia likes well-drained soil: perlite or orchid bark can be added to potting soil to increase the drainage. Peperomias have shallow root systems and like to be pot bound; they don’t need to be repotted for years. It is also not necessary to prune Cupid Peperomia. Dead leave should be removed above any nodes to allow for new growth. Cupid Peperomia is not toxic to pets or humans.

Watering Cupid Peperomia

Allow Cupid Peperomia to dry out almost completely between waterings. Insert a finger about an inch underneath the soil; if completely dry, it is time to water the plant. Water thoroughly when soil dries out, but do not overwater your plant to avoid root rot. Originating from Central America, Cupid Peperomia likes high humidity and should be placed near a humidifier, misted regularly, grouped with other humid-loving plants, or placed on a pebble tray to increase humidity.

Feeding Cupid Peperomia 

Cupid Peperomia has low fertilizer needs but benefits from application of a balanced houseplant fertilizer once a month in the growing season.

Cupid Peperomia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Trailing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 35 inches
Mature Spread: 12-24 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Variegate, Green with Creamy Margins
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: 0.6
Common Name: Cupid Peperomia
Other Name(s): Radiator Plant
Scientific Name: Peperomia nitida 'Cupid'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.