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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 Known 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 Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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