Peperomia is a relatively easy, compact, and attractive little plant to grow. The plant is a perennial related to pepper plants, comes from a large South American family. The name alone means “the plant related to the pepper.”
Peperomia is not a particularly hard plant to grow, and its small size and delicate leaves make it perfect for desktops and dish gardens. They will rarely overtake their neighbors or shade them out. In short, they are perfectly mannered and attractive little plants. The biggest problem facing Peperomia is usually related to watering. They like steadily moist soil, but can be very sensitive to overwatering. Overwatered Peperomia tends to wilt or has raised, scab-like protrusions on their leaves.