Peperomia orba is sometimes called the “Teardrop Peperomia”; this variety has light green thick succulent leaves that have a light silver stripe down the midvein.
Peperomia is a relatively easy, compact, and attractive little plant to grow. They are neither as striking as begonias nor as hardy as dracaena, which may account for their relatively low profile in the world of houseplants. But these plants have all the features we look for in houseplants: variability, interesting leaves, and tolerance for a relatively wide range of conditions. Although it may be tempting to think of Peperomia as succulents due to their thick, slightly succulent leaves, that would be a mistake because they prefer higher humidity and more water than most succulents. These plants are native to South American rain forests, where they grow quite happily in the loamy, dappled light, cool understory of the rainforest.