The plant originally hails from Brazil, South America & Central America.
This plant’s genus name comes from two Greek words: peperi, which means pepper and homoios, which means resembling.
These plants do, indeed, resemble pepper plants and are related to true black pepper.
The specific epithet, caperata, is derived from the Latin meaning wrinkled.
This is a reference to the texture of the green leaves which resembles a baby rubber plant during early growth.
Peperomia Rosso is native to the tropical rainforests of Brazil and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and thrive in high humidity.
This compact plant grows to be about 8″ inches high and wide.
The foliage grows in a rosette formation.
The dark green, deeply corrugated, heart-shaped, wrinkled leaves grow at the ends of long stems.
The leaves themselves are 1″ – 1.5″ inch long.
The stems are red-tinged. Leaves may be deeply veined and may be so dark green as to appear black along the corrugated surface.