Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Peperomias

Peperomias are a diverse group of small houseplants with waxy and often highly textured leaves. Red-edge peperomia has a narrow band of red surrounding a wide creamy leaf margin. Other peperomias we love include ripple peperomia, watermelon peperomia, baby rubber plant, and silverleaf peperomia.

Why We Love It: Its waxy, colorful foliage adds a splash of color in any room -- without taking up a lot of space.

Name: Peperomia spp.

Growing Conditions: Low to medium light; 60-75 degrees F.; allow the soil surface to dry between waterings

Size: To 1 foot tall and wide

Note: This plant is poisonous if eaten or chewed on by dogs or cats.