peperomia rocca scuro plant
Peperomias are easy going, low-care houseplants that are great for beginners! Their semi-succulent leaves display striking, striped patterns which will add interest to your home. We particularly love its trailing habit, which means it'll look great spilling over the edge of a hanging basket or trailing down a window-ledge, bookshelf, desk or table.

Peperomias are popular houseplants as they are compact and petite, and their slow growing nature means that they will unlikely outgrow their space indoors. The Peperomia 'Rocca Scuro' is our pet friendly indoor plant of the month for February 2022. 

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Native habitat

Native to the American tropics.

Light and position in the home

Your Peperomia will thrive in bright light, but not in the direct rays of the sun, especially during summer. An east, west or south facing window is ideal.


Water your Peperomia once the top inch of soil is completely dry. Always ensure your pot has drainage holes to avoid your plant's roots sitting in water, as this can cause root rot.

Foliage and flowers

Peperomias often produce flowers in the wild, but as a houseplant they rarely do. Instead, we grow this tropical beauty for its lovely, semi-succulent leaves on trailing, reddish coloured stems.


Peperomias love warmer temperatures and will likely lose their leaves if they are kept anywhere that is below 12C. Average room temperatures are ideal.

Did you know? 

The leaves of this Peperomia variety have prominent veins on the surface which look a bit like a beetle - hence it's commonly called 'Beetle Peperomia'.

Also, the stems on this plant have 4 sides and are square rather than round. This is how the plant got its scientific name 'quadrangularis', meaning 'having four angles and four sides'.

This plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs.

Love the look of this plant? We will be sending one to all our indoor plant subscribers who have opted for the pet friendly plant all through February 2022. 
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