Peperomia Caperata, commonly known as radiator plant or emerald ripple peperomia, is a popular houseplant with attractive foliage. The plant is native to South America and belongs to the Piperaceae family.
The leaves of the Peperomia Caperata are heart-shaped and have a distinct texture, with deep veins and ripples that give the plant a crinkled appearance. The leaves can range in color from deep green to burgundy and even have variegated patterns of white, cream, or yellow. The plant grows up to 8 inches in height and has a bushy, compact habit.
Peperomia Caperata is an easy plant to care for and does well in bright, indirect light, though it can also tolerate low light conditions. It prefers slightly moist soil and should not be overwatered as it can be prone to root rot. The plant can tolerate a range of temperatures but prefers to be kept between 65°F (18°C) and 80°F (27°C).
This plant is often used as a decorative plant and can be grown in a variety of settings, including as a tabletop plant or in a hanging basket. Peperomia Caperata is also known for its air-purifying qualities and can help improve the air quality in your home.