High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Peperomia caperata 'Theresa'
Theresa Peperomia foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 10 inches
Flower Height: 14 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 10
Other Names: Peperomia caperata
This stunning plant produces intricate, corrugated, heart shaped deep red leaves with dark veining, splashed with green; interesting slender flower stalks in summer; low to bright light, no direct sun
Features & Attributes
Theresa Peperomia's attractive crinkled heart-shaped leaves remain dark red in color with distinctive dark green veins and tinges of dark gray throughout the year. It features unusual spikes of white flowers from early to mid summer.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a more or less rounded form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Theresa Peperomia can be expected to grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant should only be grown away from direct sunlight or in a room with strong artificial light. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.