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Parallel Peperomia

Peperomia tetragona

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A pot of Peperomia tetragona in front of a brick wall
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Parallel Peperomia Overview

Peperomia tetragona is an evergreen perennial from the Piperaceae family, commonly known by the name Parallel Peperomia. Leaves are arranged in whorls on reddish stems, they are oval in shape and attractively striped with white venation. It originates from South America where it can be found growing naturally in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. More often its seen growing as a houseplant, it is popular for the attractively striped oval leaves. Flowers are non-showy, coloured white and arranged on spikes, typical of Peperomia species. This plant prefers filtered light, in direct sunlight the leaves can fade.

How to propagate Parallel Peperomia


Take tip, leaf or stem cuttings in either Spring or Autumn.

Special features of Parallel Peperomia

Indoor plant

Some varieties of Peperomia make good hanging plant specimens and nice additions as small bathroom plants.

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

A low creeper, this species has dull bronze green leaves with indented yellowish veins.


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