One of the more popular and available Peperomia's. The small heart-shaped leaves are corrugated (rugosa) and quilted like a washboard.
moderate to bright, will burn in direct sun
Prefers slightly dry to dry out between watering. It will tolerate more moisture if grown in a well structured media
average house to well drained
Clusters of very tiny flowers on a spike that looks like a rat's tail.
Wrinkled (rugose) leaves with mixed colors of dark and lighter greens. The color is more pronounced in the proper light conditions. So move the plant around to find these special spots. In low light the plant will be greener.
small upright mounded plant
Peperomia's that produce a cluster of leaves from a short stalk are easy to propagate from leaf-petiole cuttings. Remove a leaf and cut the petiole down to around 1 inch. Insert the petiole into the growing media so that the base of the leaf touches the media. A tiny plant will form where the leaf and petiole meet. Division is possible on older plants.
The species plant (Peperomia caperata) is from Brazil
I have found this an easy plant to grow. The main problem seems to be over watering and to low of light. This will cause rotting and lack of color respectively.