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Pepperomia

Pepperomia

Peperomias are a large genus of a 1000 or more species mostly found south America with 17 in Africa.  This genus is mostly know as tropical house plants but many species are borderline succulent, often with succulent petioles.  Of the 1000 species of the only a handful are in cultivation in the nursery trade with less then a dozen succulent species available.  Most succulent species present no difficulty in cultivation and are a great plant for beginners.  If happy these small plants will award their growers with the unusual flower that is the hallmark of the species.