Ripple Peperomia

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  • Textured Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 inches
  • Pet Safe

Peperomias are tropical plants with specific care needs but are relatively easy to grow. The Ripple Peperomia or Peperomia caperata is a stunner that boasts green foliage with deep furrows or wrinkles, creating a unique textured look. This compact, clump-forming, leafy plant has an upright growth habit. The charming Ripple Peperomia makes a wonderful addition to a desktop or end table, where its striking foliage can be admired.

Best Locations For Growing Ripple Peperomia

The pet-friendly Ripple Peperomia is not picky and can adapt to most growing conditions. Varying amounts of sunlight and humidity are fine by the Peperomia. Expect the best results when placed in a warm spot with average humidity and lots of sunlight.

Ripple Peperomia Sunlight Requirements

Peperomia enjoys lots of sunlight, so select a spot that receives bright indirect sunlight. This plant can grow in lower light, but at a slower rate.

Ripple Peperomia Care

Peperomias prefer warm conditions, which is why they are sometimes known as radiator plants. In nature, Peperomia grows on the floor of the rainforest, so this is a plant that likes warm weather and does not do well in cold temperatures. Avoid placing the plant near vents, especially for air conditioning, and avoid locations near exterior doors.

Watering Ripple Peperomia

Water the Ripple Peperomia when the soil is slightly damp. Feel the soil to determine the moisture level to ensure the plant does not dry out too much.

Feeding Ripple Peperomia

Routine feedings support new growth and keep the Ripple Peperomia bushy. Fertilizing the plant also increases the odds of it blooming. Use a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer and feed the plant monthly while it is actively growing.

Ripple Peperomia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect 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: Mounded
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 8 inches
Mature Spread: 8 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White Flower Spikes Called Inflorescences
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Purple, Red
Foliage Description: Purple-Red with Rippled Texture
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: Needs Moderate, Consistent Watering
Common Name: Ripple Peperomia
Other Name(s): Emerald Ripple Pepper, Caperata Ripple
Scientific Name: Peperomia caperata
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.