The Q&A Archives: type of plants

Question: I can not find what this plant is. It has thick and darker kind of leaves. Most of the leaves have a cream out side edge and are shaped more round. Most of those leaves are at the bottom so I think that they are older. The ones that are mosty on the top are the same as the ones on the bottom but they are longer and skinnier with pink out side egdes. The plant right now is three inches tall but I bought it in a one inch pot; three weeks ago. I need to find out what plant this is. What type or kind of plant is this? I bought it at smith's marketplace in the indoor place.

Answer: Without knowing if this is a woody plant, house plant, or garden perennial it is a bit difficult to make a guess, but if sold as a house plant I think it might be a variegated form of Peperomia. The following page has a number of photos to show the wide variety this plant can show.

It might also be a succulent of some kind such as Sedum spurium "Tricolor". There are many different small succulents sold for the garden as well as for dish gardens.

I hope it is one of these. If not, you might try asking at the store where you purchased it, or see if your local reference librarian can help you find a photo of it in a reference source so you could identify it that way.

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