Peperomia graveolens is an ornamental, succulent, and perennial houseplant and one of the many peperomia species from the family Piperaceae. This plant is native to southern Ecuador and well-known in the Oña river and in the Loja province.
Peperomia graveolens grows in the reasonably elevated dry regions of Cordillera on the cliffs where it adapted to the climate. It was first collected in 1973 by German botanists at an altitude range of 2000 to 2500 meters. The plant is a mini shrub growing about 10” inches in height. Growing indoors plants may grow taller as they stretch for light. It sprouts gleaming red stems in wine red color and has succulent leaves, which are also wine red shade except for the upper part of the plant where it has a transparent v-shaped ‘window’ that allows the process of photosynthesis.