What is This Plant? Peperomia caperata “Schumi Red”
I just received this as a gift today and I would like to know what it is and how to care for it! Thanks Judy!
Your plant is called a Peperomia caperata “Schumi Red.” Peperomia Plants grow best in bright indirect light provided by a west or east facing window. They also do well under florescent lights. Insufficient light causes the slow growing Peperomia to stop growing all together. Direct sunlight burns the leaves. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Root-rot is the direct result of over–watering. Peperomia Plants do well when watered from the bottom. This technique keeps water off of the leaves and helps prevent plant diseases. The thick leaves of a Peperomia Plant hold water and allow it to withstand long periods without moisture.
You can read more of my plant care tips for Peperomia Plants in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety but the care is the same.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.