The cute, round, green leaves and thin red stems of peperomia pepperspot make it a really pretty plant for any room. It won’t need watering very often, so it’s ideal for beginners.
This plant is part of a huge family of plants called peperomia, which come in lots of different colours, shapes and sizes. They mainly grow in Central and South America, where the air is hot and humid. They’ve almost all got thick, fleshy leaves that store water, which means they can go a while without a drink.
You can display this plant in several ways. Its stems grow quickly and in every direction. If you’d like to keep it compact and bushy, trim it whenever you like. No need to be too neat about it. If you let it grow, it will look fantastic on a high shelf or as a hanging plant.
Did you know?
There are over 1,500 different types of peperomia. If you can name them all we’ll...well, we’ll be very impressed.