Peperomia often grows in jungle or rainforest environments, and because of that, it’s a plant that can often handle low-light conditions. It naturally will turn towards a light source, so when keeping it as a houseplant, it needs to be turned to encourage even growth patterns. Smaller-leaved varieties tend to grow in the lowest light conditions. The larger the leaves, the more light the peperomia may need, increasing to a medium light requirement. However, for most species, direct sunlight can cause sunburning to the leaves and other damage.