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|Size:||0.5 - 0.75 ft tall by 1-2 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Propagation:||Division or stem cuttings.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Epiphytic (growing on trees), Humus (organic, upland)|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
The floral morphology of Peperomia species suggests wind- and/or insect pollination, but not much is known.
|Native Habitats:||Swamps (epiphytic on trees/logs).|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Most plants sold as P. obtusifolia are from tropical American stock; local sources are recommended both to protect the genome and to enhance your likelihood of success.
It is listed as Endangered by the state of Florida.