Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &
Cupid Peperomia scandens &

Step right up and admire the stunning Cupid Peperomia, also known as Peperomia scandens 'Variegata', a trailing Peperomia plant native to Central and South America! It is also known as Radiator Plant and False Philodendron. The Greek words homoios and peperi, which mean "similar to pepper," are combined to form the genus name Peperomia. The specific epithet, scandens, means "sprawling or climbing." For this reason, it is related to the common pepper plant.  

This succulent plant is like a little cupid, spreading love and joy wherever it goes. With its vining and epiphytic nature, it can grow up to 5 feet long. Its thick, glossy heart-shaped leaves (grow in pairs) in a mesmerizing light green hue with a cream-colored to pale yellow border are irresistible.   

Cupid peperomia produces small white, green flowers on long stems that resemble rat-tail. The flowers are typically not very showy and are followed by berry-like fruits. Unlike some tropical plants that can be toxic to humans or pets, Cupid Peperomias are completely safe for everyone around them.  

So, go ahead and unleash your creativity when finding the perfect spot for these enthusiastic climbers – whether it's hanging baskets or high shelves – they'll feel right at home in any corner of yours.  

Watering Needs 

Cupid peperomia prefers to be kept on the drier side, so it is important not to overwater it. The peperomia plant should be watered when the soil is dry to the touch, but it is important not to let the soil dry out completely. 

Overwatering can cause root rot, which can be fatal to the succulent plant. The best way to water cupid peperomia is to give it a good soak and then allow the soil to dry out before watering it again. It is also important to make sure that the succulent is not sitting in water, as this can lead to root rot. 

Remember, the watering needs of cupid peperomia may vary depending on the environment in which it is kept. In general, it will require more frequent watering in warmer, drier environments and less frequent watering in cooler, more humid environments. It is critical to keep an eye on the soil moisture level and adjust the watering schedule as needed. As a general rule, it is better to underwater than to overwater cupid peperomia. 

Light Requirements

Cupid peperomia prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it is important to keep this Peperomia plant out of direct sunlight. It can also tolerate lower light conditions, but it may not grow as quickly or produce as much foliage in these conditions. 

If this variegated Peperomia scandens is not receiving enough light, the leaves may become smaller, and the variegation may become less pronounced. In general, the Peperomia will require more light in cooler, more humid environments, and less light in warmer, drier environments. 

It is important to monitor it and adjust its position accordingly to ensure that it is receiving the right amount of light. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs

Cupid peperomia prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A good potting mix for this Peperomia should contain peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. It is important to avoid heavy, clay soils that can retain too much moisture and cause root rot. Ideally, you want to use our specialized potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. It should be repotted every one to two years to ensure that it has fresh soil and room to grow. 

Cupid peperomia does not require a lot of fertilizer, but it can benefit from occasional feeding during the growing season in the spring. A balanced, natural fertilizer of NPK (5-10-5) can be applied once a year during the growing season. It is important not to over-fertilize the plant, as this can cause the leaves to become pale and yellow. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

Cupid peperomia is not cold-hardy and should be kept indoors in most climates. It prefers temperatures between 60- and 80 degrees Fahrenheit in USDA zones 10-12, and it should be kept away from cold drafts and air conditioning vents.  

While household humidity is generally good enough, these little sweethearts will do even better with some extra moisture in the air. Set up a humidifier nearby or grow them in naturally humid rooms like your bathroom or kitchen.  

Be sure to add Peperomia scandens variegata to your collection today and elevate the beauty of your home or garden, with this stunning-looking plant that requires minimum peperomia care. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'
Common Name Cupid Peperomia, Radiator Plant, False Philodendron
Dormancy Winter
Family Piperaceae
Flower Color White, green
Genus Peperomia
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12
Mature Size Up to 5 ft
Native Area Central and South America
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By offsets, cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized potting mix
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Cupid Peperomia

Cupid peperomia is a relatively low-maintenance succulent that is great for beginners. It is a slow-growing Peperomia that does not require a lot of attention, but it can benefit from occasional pruning to encourage bushier growth. It is also relatively pest-resistant, but it may be susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites.  

These pests can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Overall, cupid peperomia is a great choice for those who want to add a touch of greenery to their home without having to put in too much effort. 

FAQs - Cupid Peperomia Plant

How do you care for Cupid Peperomia? 

Cupid peperomia thrives in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil with organic matter. Watering occurs when soil becomes dry, avoiding overwatering to prevent root rot. Fertilizing is minimal, but occasional feeding once in a year in the spring is beneficial. It prefers temperatures between 60-80 F (10-12 USDA) and should be kept away from drafts and air conditioning vents.  

It is pest-resistant but susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites, which can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil. 

Does a cupid Peperomia flower? 

Cupid peperomia produces small white, green flowers on long stems that can reach up to 6 inches in length. The flowers are typically not very showy and are followed by berry-like fruits that are not edible. However, it is primarily grown for its heart-shaped attractive foliage rather than its flowers. 

Is Cupid Peperomia an indoor or outdoor plant? 

Cupid peperomia is primarily an indoor plant, as it is not cold-hardy and should be kept indoors in most climates. The plant prefers temperatures between 60 and 80 F in USDA zones 10-12, and it should be kept away from cold drafts and air conditioning vents.  

While the Peperomia plant can be grown outdoors in warm, humid climates, it is typically grown as a houseplant and is well-suited for container gardening. Cupid peperomia is a relatively low-maintenance plant that is great for beginners, and it can add a touch of greenery to any indoor space. 

Do peperomia need full sun? 

Peperomia plants prefer bright, indirect light and can be damaged by direct sunlight. While some species of peperomia can tolerate more light than others, most prefer bright, indirect light and should be kept out of direct sunlight.  

Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves of the plant and cause them to turn yellow or brown.  If it is not getting enough light, the leaves may become pale or lose their variegation. If the Peperomia plant is getting too much light, the leaves may become scorched or turn yellow. 

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Step right up and admire the stunning Cupid Peperomia, also known as Peperomia scandens 'Variegata', a trailing Peperomia plant native to Central and South America! It is also known as Radiator Plant and False Philodendron. The Greek words homoios and peperi, which mean "similar to pepper," are combined to form the genus name Peperomia. The specific epithet, scandens, means "sprawling or climbing." For this reason, it is related to the common pepper plant.  

This succulent plant is like a little cupid, spreading love and joy wherever it goes. With its vining and epiphytic nature, it can grow up to 5 feet long. Its thick, glossy heart-shaped leaves (grow in pairs) in a mesmerizing light green hue with a cream-colored to pale yellow border are irresistible.   

Cupid peperomia produces small white, green flowers on long stems that resemble rat-tail. The flowers are typically not very showy and are followed by berry-like fruits. Unlike some tropical plants that can be toxic to humans or pets, Cupid Peperomias are completely safe for everyone around them.  

So, go ahead and unleash your creativity when finding the perfect spot for these enthusiastic climbers – whether it's hanging baskets or high shelves – they'll feel right at home in any corner of yours.  

Watering Needs 

Cupid peperomia prefers to be kept on the drier side, so it is important not to overwater it. The peperomia plant should be watered when the soil is dry to the touch, but it is important not to let the soil dry out completely. 

Overwatering can cause root rot, which can be fatal to the succulent plant. The best way to water cupid peperomia is to give it a good soak and then allow the soil to dry out before watering it again. It is also important to make sure that the succulent is not sitting in water, as this can lead to root rot. 

Remember, the watering needs of cupid peperomia may vary depending on the environment in which it is kept. In general, it will require more frequent watering in warmer, drier environments and less frequent watering in cooler, more humid environments. It is critical to keep an eye on the soil moisture level and adjust the watering schedule as needed. As a general rule, it is better to underwater than to overwater cupid peperomia. 

Light Requirements

Cupid peperomia prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it is important to keep this Peperomia plant out of direct sunlight. It can also tolerate lower light conditions, but it may not grow as quickly or produce as much foliage in these conditions. 

If this variegated Peperomia scandens is not receiving enough light, the leaves may become smaller, and the variegation may become less pronounced. In general, the Peperomia will require more light in cooler, more humid environments, and less light in warmer, drier environments. 

It is important to monitor it and adjust its position accordingly to ensure that it is receiving the right amount of light. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs

Cupid peperomia prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A good potting mix for this Peperomia should contain peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. It is important to avoid heavy, clay soils that can retain too much moisture and cause root rot. Ideally, you want to use our specialized potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. It should be repotted every one to two years to ensure that it has fresh soil and room to grow. 

Cupid peperomia does not require a lot of fertilizer, but it can benefit from occasional feeding during the growing season in the spring. A balanced, natural fertilizer of NPK (5-10-5) can be applied once a year during the growing season. It is important not to over-fertilize the plant, as this can cause the leaves to become pale and yellow. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

Cupid peperomia is not cold-hardy and should be kept indoors in most climates. It prefers temperatures between 60- and 80 degrees Fahrenheit in USDA zones 10-12, and it should be kept away from cold drafts and air conditioning vents.  

While household humidity is generally good enough, these little sweethearts will do even better with some extra moisture in the air. Set up a humidifier nearby or grow them in naturally humid rooms like your bathroom or kitchen.  

Be sure to add Peperomia scandens variegata to your collection today and elevate the beauty of your home or garden, with this stunning-looking plant that requires minimum peperomia care. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'
Common Name Cupid Peperomia, Radiator Plant, False Philodendron
Dormancy Winter
Family Piperaceae
Flower Color White, green
Genus Peperomia
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12
Mature Size Up to 5 ft
Native Area Central and South America
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By offsets, cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized potting mix
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Cupid Peperomia

Cupid peperomia is a relatively low-maintenance succulent that is great for beginners. It is a slow-growing Peperomia that does not require a lot of attention, but it can benefit from occasional pruning to encourage bushier growth. It is also relatively pest-resistant, but it may be susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites.  

These pests can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Overall, cupid peperomia is a great choice for those who want to add a touch of greenery to their home without having to put in too much effort. 

FAQs - Cupid Peperomia Plant

How do you care for Cupid Peperomia? 

Cupid peperomia thrives in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil with organic matter. Watering occurs when soil becomes dry, avoiding overwatering to prevent root rot. Fertilizing is minimal, but occasional feeding once in a year in the spring is beneficial. It prefers temperatures between 60-80 F (10-12 USDA) and should be kept away from drafts and air conditioning vents.  

It is pest-resistant but susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites, which can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil. 

Does a cupid Peperomia flower? 

Cupid peperomia produces small white, green flowers on long stems that can reach up to 6 inches in length. The flowers are typically not very showy and are followed by berry-like fruits that are not edible. However, it is primarily grown for its heart-shaped attractive foliage rather than its flowers. 

Is Cupid Peperomia an indoor or outdoor plant? 

Cupid peperomia is primarily an indoor plant, as it is not cold-hardy and should be kept indoors in most climates. The plant prefers temperatures between 60 and 80 F in USDA zones 10-12, and it should be kept away from cold drafts and air conditioning vents.  

While the Peperomia plant can be grown outdoors in warm, humid climates, it is typically grown as a houseplant and is well-suited for container gardening. Cupid peperomia is a relatively low-maintenance plant that is great for beginners, and it can add a touch of greenery to any indoor space. 

Do peperomia need full sun? 

Peperomia plants prefer bright, indirect light and can be damaged by direct sunlight. While some species of peperomia can tolerate more light than others, most prefer bright, indirect light and should be kept out of direct sunlight.  

Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves of the plant and cause them to turn yellow or brown.  If it is not getting enough light, the leaves may become pale or lose their variegation. If the Peperomia plant is getting too much light, the leaves may become scorched or turn yellow. 

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