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The many cultivars of Peperomia caperata are regularly seen in plant shops all over the world. They are characterized by their wrinkled leaves.

Although Peperomia caperata was known under that name in Europe and America before 1958 the species was never officially described (hence the name was botanically illegitimate) before Yuncker 's publication of that year. He was not able to trace the origin of the species (probably Brazil) and used a cultivated plant as the type specimen (deposited in the Kew herbarium). The green Peperomia caperata 'Emerald Ripple' is probably closest to the original habit. Peperomia caperata 'Lilian' also has green leaves but shows cristate inflorescences. These are also found in the red Peperomia caperata 'Red Sunshine'. Red leaved forms are not rare but are hardly to distinguish. Different growers often give different cultivar names to what is in fact the same variety. Red leaves could be seen in Peperomia caperata 'Red Luna' , 'Schumi' (darker), 'Schumi Red' (same colour but growing more compact) and 'Nigra' (the darkest). The mixture of green and red gives the Peperomia caperata 'Burgundy Ripple' a wine colour. Peperomia caperata 'Silver Ripple' is a light green one. Even lighter is Peperomia caperata 'Lemon'. Grayish colored are 'Luna' and 'Alesi'. Most spectacular are the multicolored varieties: Peperomia caperata 'Variegata', 'Helios', 'White Lady', 'Jolien', 'Orange Lady', 'Pink Lady', 'Suzanne'

 
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