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genus: Peperomia Ruiz & Pav.

common name/s: Baby rubber plant, pepper elder, radiator plant, shining bush plant, emerald ripper pepper

type: Herbaceous perennial

family: Piperaceae

native range: northern South America and Central America, but are also found in Africa, southern Asia, and Oceania

zone: 10 to 12

height: to 90 cm

spread: to 90 cm

type species:  Peperomia secunda Ruiz & Pav.

bloom time: seasonal bloomer

bloom description: varies between species

sun: part shade

water: medium

maintenance: low to medium

soil type: loose, well-draining, 'breathing' potting mix

toxicity: non-toxic to pets and humans

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