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Theresa Peperomia*

Peperomia caperata 'Theresa'

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Theresa Peperomia (Peperomia caperata 'Theresa') at Nunan Florist & Greenhouses

Theresa Peperomia foliage

Theresa Peperomia foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  14 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full shade 

Other Names:  Peperomia caperata


This stunning plant produces intricate, corrugated, heart shaped deep red leaves with dark veining, splashed with green; interesting slender flower stalks in summer; low to bright light, no direct sun

Features & Attributes

Theresa Peperomia's attractive crinkled heart-shaped leaves remain dark red in color with distinctive dark green veins and tinges of dark gray throughout the year on a plant with a round habit of growth. It features unusual spikes of white flowers from early to mid summer.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a more or less rounded form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Theresa Peperomia can be expected to grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant should only be grown away from direct sunlight or in a room with strong artificial light. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.



* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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