Can you identify this houseplant?

We are trying to identify this houseplant, and none of those free plant identification apps seem to be able to get it right.


I can certainly help identify this houseplant for you David. Your plant is a type of Peperomia plant. You can tell it’s a Peperomia because of the distinctive “flower stalks.” I think the exact variety is a  “Coin Leaf” Peperomia (Peperomia polybotrya ‘Jayde’)



There are hundreds of varieties of peperomia plants and many look quite similar, so I may have the wrong variety. The good news is the care for all of them is the same. Here are some quick care tips for a Peperomia plant. You can read my complete care guide for a Peperomia plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

Quick Care Tips

Light: bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.

Water: Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering

Temperature: Minimum temperature of 50°- 55°F (10°-12.8°C)

Pot Size: Do not rush to repot, peperomia plants like small pots

propagationLearn how to propagate plants by plant division at Easily propagated using stem cutting in spring and summer

Winter care Tips: Water less and do not fertilize in the fall and winter