Pronounced (pep-er-ROH-mee-a gra-vee-OH-lens) Fast facts:
commonly known as 'ruby peperomia' or 'ruby glow'
non-toxic to pets
native to Ecuador
An easy to care for houseplant we love, Peperomia graveolens is a small succulent shrub growing up to 10" in height. Preferring bright indirect light, it is an excellent choice to sit in the sill of an East or North window, or set back from a West or South window. Leaves are V-shaped with green tops and wine red undersides and stems. This specimen has low watering needs, the soil must dry out in between waterings, and we'd recommend planting in a well-draining soil blend, such as a cactus or succulent mix. If leggy, tops can be pinched off to encourage branching and a denser growth habit. Blooms are long lasting and emerge as long tendrils from the main growing stems of the plant with a red stem and creamy white to light green flower, deadhead when desired. A great selection for the individual looking to add some low maintenance color in their home or office environment!