Mini Pixie Lime, Teardrop Peperomia
Max. Height: 20cm |
☘ Origin: Brazil and Ecuador
☘ Family: Piperaceae, Pepper
☘ Botanical Name: Peperomia Pixie Lime
☘ Common Name(s): Pixie Lime Peperomia · Teardrop Peperomia
Peperomia is viewed as an agent of luck in Brazil. It is given there as a reassuring gift that says: “Everything will be all right.”
Like many botanical names, the name of this plant is taken from the Greek language. Peperomia means “resembling pepper,” while Polybotrya means “many.”
Pixie Lime Peperomia: Given its name, it will come as no surprise that Peperomia 'Pixie Lime' is a dwarf Peperomia hybrid with distinctive lime-green leaves.
The Peperomia plant is considered lucky because it is easy to cultivate and maintain, and because its big, broad leaves resemble coins.
Peperomia is one of the two large genera of the family Piperaceae. It’s estimated that there are at least over 1,000 species, occurring in all tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Peperomias have a long history of medical applications, and they can even clean up the air!