7 Trailing Peperomia Varieties for Growing Indoors
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Peperomias are tropical plants which bear decorative foliage and exhibit varying growth habits. The trailing Peperomia Varieties bear trailing or creeping stems which cascade downwards beautiful in a hanging basket, on a table top or on a pedestal.
Most Peperomias require loose, well-draining soil and like to dry out to some extent or even completely between waterings. One of the major reason for losing a peperomia is through root-rot caused by over-watering.
Peperomias typically prefer shadier conditions with more humidity. Some might even require a terrarium or a bottle garden to maintain high humidity.
The succulent Peperomias need to be treated like cacti and other succulents, as they can tolerate more light and will survive a dry cold period, during which they are watered very rarely.
Peperomias are considered non-toxic and are ideal for households with children or animals. Below are some Trailing Peperomia Varieties that are perfect for hanging and can grow indoors successfully.
Popular Trailing Peperomia Varieties for Growing Indoors
These trailing Peperomia Varieties are easy to grow even for a beginner and will thrive in your home if you meet their growing conditions. They are beautiful in a hanging basket, on a table top or shelf, or on a pedestal. Anywhere the stems can cascade downwards, these plants are magnificent.
1. String of Turtles Plant (Peperomia prostrata)
String of Turtles Plant also called Magic Marmer is a compact perennial houseplant that is easy to grow and adapts well to indoor growing conditions.
The String of Turtles Plant is a trailing type of Peperomia and is an ideal choice for a hanging basket.
The veining on the leaves in String of Turtles Plant gives them the look of tiny turtles and hence the common name. Read more on how to grow String of Turtles Plant.
2. Cupid Peperomia (Peperomia scandens) 'Variegata'
Cupid Peperomia Plant also called False Philodendron is a trailing plant that is ideal for a hanging basket. It bears heart-shaped leaves and pink semi-succulent stems.
The stems in Cupid Peperomia can spread to a length of 5 ft and will cascade beautifully down the sides of a pot or a hanging basket. The leaves are fleshy, green, and glossy with pale borders.
The variegated Cupid Peperomia comes with green leaves and cream-colored, golden, yellow, or off-white markings. Read more on how to grow Cupid Peperomia.
3. Trailing Jade Plant (Peperomia rotundifolia)
Trailing Jade Plant also called Jade Necklace, Creeping Peperomia, Creeping Buttons and Round Leaf Peperomia, is a trailing Peperomia plant.
The Trailing Jade has hanging shoots and very small, thick and fleshy, succulent, button-like leaves that may entwine and weave in and out of each other.
Trailing Jade can be easily propagated from leaf and stem cuttings. Read more on how to grow Trailing Jade Plant.
4. Parallel Peperomia Plant (Peperomia puteolata)
Parallel Peperomia Plant is a trailing plant which produces cascading stems with a spread of about 16 inches.
The leaves in Parallel Peperomia bear attractive patterns similar to the stripes found on watermelon rinds. The leaves are oval-shaped, patterned in dark green and white.
The stems in Parallel Peperomia are a deep maroon or reddish color. Read more on how to grow Parallel Peperomia Plant.
5. Bettle Peperomia Plant (Peperomia angulata)
Bettle Peperomia Plant also called Bettle Raditor Plant is a slow-growing tropical herbaceous plant which bears fragile reddish stems.
Bettle Peperomia Plant has a trailing or hanging habit and grows to a height of about 1 ft.
The leaves in Bettle Peperomia are fleshy, oval-shaped, glossy, dark-green with light green lines and look like small bettles. Read more on how to grow Bettle Peperomia Plant.
6. Red Log Plant (Peperomia verticillata)
Red Log Plant also called Whorled Peperomia or Belly Button is a compact plant which grows to a height of about 12 inches.
Whorled Peperomia is an evergreen succulent plant which bears fleshy and cupped leaves with red wine-colored undersides and trailing stems.
The upper side of the leaves in Red Log Plant is dark-green while the underside is a beautiful shade of red. Read more on how to grow Red Log Plant.
7. Jelly Peperomia (Peperomia clusiifolia)
Jelly Peperomia also called Ginny Peperomia, Red-edge Peperomia or Peperomia Tricolor is a herbaceous plant which bears fleshy oval-shaped leaves that are pointed at the tips.
The fleshy leaves in Jelly Peperomia are often light green with darker green coloring in the center and red or pink edges.
The leaves in Jelly Peperomia feel like jelly to the touch and hence the common name. Read more on how to grow Jelly Peperomia.