Peperomia obtusifolia

Florida Peperomia

Piperaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Groundcover.
Propagation:Division or stem cuttings.
Availability:Friends
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:

The floral morphology of Peperomia species suggests wind- and/or insect pollination, but not much is known.

Native Habitats:

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:

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.