A member of the Piperaceae family, this compact plant has short stems covered by heart-shaped, deeply ridged leaves. The leaves are green, sometimes with a blush of red, and dark green veins. Peperomia is easy to grow and usually trouble-free.
Peperomia caperata is a species of flowering plant in the Piperaceae family, native to Brazil. It is a mound-forming evergreen perennial growing to 20 cm tall and wide, with corrugated heart-shaped leaves, and narrow spikes of white flowers 5–8 cm long, in summer. The most common variety of the is Emerald Ripple. Variegata has white leaves with a splash of green. Some have reddish-green leaves, such as Burgundy.