Native to Peru and Ecuador, Peperomia Rana Verde, or Ripple Peperomia, is an evergreen hybrid plant. It is a combination of male and female Peperomia Albovittata cultivars. This plant has beautiful green leaves with deep venation, resembling small frogs. The name Rana Verde means “green frog” in Spanish.
This compact semi-succulent plant usually grows up to 8 inches in height. Its lush green foliage is very effective in purifying the indoor air.
In summer, Peperomia Rana Verde blooms tiny spike-like orange flowers. These flowers are less than an inch in length.
Peperomia Rana Verde loves bright, indirect sunlight. It needs at least a couple of hours of light daily. This plant can tolerate some direct morning sun, but it needs to be protected from intense direct sunlight.
Peperomia Rana Verde is a semi-succulent so is important not to overwater this plant to prevent root rot. Check the soil twice per week and only water when soil is dry to the touch. Drain well after each watering and water less in the winter.
The best soil for this plant is well-drained, porous potting soil that can promote healthy root development.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-75°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. This plant does not need a high humidity level, and if the environment is humid, you should cut back on the watering.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
USDA Zone 10-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)