With well over 1000 different peperomia varieties the question “How big does peperomia grow” comes with many answers.
Depending on the variety of your peperomia, you can expect it either to stay really small, reaching only an inch in height (couple cm), or you can have a really tall plant reaching 1 to 2 feet (30-60 cm). The really tall ones are super hard to find.
How big does peperomia grow?
Even though there are well over 1000 varieties of peperomia, almost all of them are generally small plants. The majority of peperomia plants will grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) – either in length or height. Growing a peperomia over that size is rare.
Keeping the plant on the small size can be achieved by pruning the plant, especially with trailing varieties.
Many peperomias that are sold under the same name also come in many varieties and they can differ in sizes.
Mini (or dwarf) varieties that are a couple of inches smaller than a regular plant are fairly popular with some specimens, so keep this in mind if you are looking for a larger plant. Different nurseries can have different sizes too.
Here are a few examples of more popular specimens that can grow about 12 inch tall.
One of the most popular plants in this group usually grows to 12 inch / 30 cm. Larger specimens can also be found.
The watermelon peperomia is another one that can easily grow to 12 inches in height (and beyond). Mini version of this plant is extremely popular so be mindful of that.
This is another variety that can easily grow as tall as 12 inches.
While these won’t grow in height much, the trailing varieties can produce vines that are 12 inch long too.