Peperomia obtusifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9B 

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Florida Peperomia


Plant Specifics

Size:0.5 - 0.75 ft tall by 1-2 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Habitats:Swamps (epiphytic on trees/logs).


Recommended Uses:Groundcover.
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Epiphytic (growing on trees), Humus (organic, upland)


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