PlantsPeperomia→Red Edge Peperomia (Peperomia tricolor)

Also sold as:
Peperomia clusiifolia 'Tricolor'
Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jellie'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 6 inches to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Succulent-like
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellow to green
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Set out to let stem end callous over before potting.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted


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Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Feb 2, 2015 2:42 PM

I have this plant. It is sometimes called Red Edge Peperomia, Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jelie'. I love the floppy, elongated, wavy and variegated leaves, with their red edges. The red is intensified when the plant is growing in a sunny area. No direct sun. It has succulent leaves, so it doesn't need a lot of water; otherwise, it's very easy to care for.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 5, 2011 5:07 PM

The leaves on this plant are extremely sensitive to direct sunlight. Do not allow it to experience direct sun even while transporting it in a shopping cart at the time of purchase. If the sun is intense, as little as 4 or 5 minutes will scorch or burn the leaves.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 6, 2011 4:26 AM

There appears to be some confusion about this plant. Mine came labeled from the grower as Peperomia magnoliifolia 'Rainbow'. It appears that magnoliifolia and obtusifolia are used interchangeably. If it is clusifolia (I'm not saying it isn't), it came mislabeled. I will have to research further. It appears that clusifolia has a more prostrate growth habit and obtusifolia is more of an upright grower.

Thank you for this information.

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Posted by cliss (Chicago) on Oct 5, 2011 4:20 PM

A pretty plant, similar to Peperomia obtusifolia, but a bit trickier in my experience. It seems to be a little easier to overwater, but also much less tolerant of drying out too much, especially in hot/dry conditions.

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Plant Events from our members
Deebie On November 12, 2015 Obtained plant
Purchased plant in 4" pot. This is a striking succulent with large green leaves edged in cream and pink. This plant must be watered lightly or not at all during cool winter months. This is my 2nd attempt to grow it successfully.
hlutzow On January 23, 2020 Obtained plant
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