This popular succulent houseplant produces narrow, lance-shaped, textured leaves. Also known by the common names Peperomia Rosso and Emerald Ripple Radiator Plant. It is relatively slow-growing, small white flowers are arranged on long, not overly showy structures above the leaves.
This plant thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.
Peperomias hold water in their thick succulent-like leaves and stems, so they'll be perfectly happy if you abandon them for a few weeks of vacation. In fact, they prefer the soil to dry out in between waterings, so as a general rule you can expect to water them only every other week.
Generally, peperomias do fine without fertilizer. If you'd like fuller or faster growth, feed them once a month with an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer.
Peperomia plants aren't susceptible to many pests, but watch out for mealybugs, whiteflies and spider mites. Spider mites can be controlled by beneficial insects, and a water-stressed plant is more susceptible to an infestation.
Thankfully peperomia plants are entirely safe for humans and pets. There is no danger to your pets from contact or ingestion.
One unique aspect of Peperomia is that all that their foliage purifies the air, according to NASA research. The supplementary Wolverton's Clean Air study shows that Peperomia reduces the level of formaldehyde indoors by 47% and that's good to know because a significant portion of indoor air is made up of the substance.