Why we chose this plant
Peperomia are incredibly easy-going, low-care house plants, which makes them great for beginners. And Rainbow is no exception! It's a relatively new variation - also known as the Tricolour - and is becoming incredibly popular among Peperomia enthusiasts! Its thick, glossy green leaves are just stunning with their rosy pink edges - it's just gorgeous and was a no brainer for the Pet-Friendly Plant of the Month for June.
Rainbow Peperomia is part of the Piperaceae family and is native to the subtropical and tropical regions of Central and South America.
Light and position in the home
Rainbow Peperomia is quite happy in most light conditions from shade to moderate sun. Bright, indirect sunlight is best but opt for a bit more shade if that’s not an option - just avoid direct sunlight. It can be quite sensitive to full sun.
Foliage and flowers
Rainbow Peperomia has an upright growth habit and large dark green leaves, making it an ideal choice for containers. The leaves on this plant are thick, and its edges are creamy-white with a slight touch of rosy-pink shade. This slow-growing perennial also have red-coloured stems, which makes them even more striking.
This plant is safe for homes with pets.
Given its tropical origins, this plant prefers warmer temperatures between 15-26 degrees Celsius.
Overwatering is a common issue amongst Peperomia owners. To avoid root rot, aim to water your plant every ten days or so, checking the soil to make sure that it’s properly drying out in between. Rainbow Peperomia will enjoy a misting from time to time.
Did you know?
There are over 1500 different varieties of Peperomia. They're all unique, with beautiful foliage. You can find other Peperomias in our Indoor Plant Boutique.