Other Names: Peperomia
|1 ft., longer if vining|
|Moist soil or grown as an epiphyte on trees|
Use: Groundcover, Vine
Bonus: Increase the population of an endangered species! Peperomias once existed in abundance in South Florida’s forested areas, but now they are on Florida’s list of endangered species. With thick, succulent leaves, they make a beautiful groundcover in shaded areas of your yard.
Other Names: Rhoeo spathacea, Boat Lily
|6-12 in., max - 18 in.|
Use in landscape: Border, Groundcover
Why not Oyster Plant?
Oyster Plant spreads easily by windblown seeds and by propagation, readily invading hardwood hammocks and preventing native vegetation from germinating on the forest floor. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council rates Oyster Plant a Category I Exotic Pest that is “known to invade and disrupt native plant communities.” All parts of the Oyster Plant are poisonous and contact with the sap may cause burning, itching and dermatitis.