|These evergreen, sometimes succulent houseplants may be either rosette-forming or erect with trailing stems. Though peperomia produce greenish- white, panicle-like flower spikes, they are grown primarily for their foliage. In warm, sub-tropical or tropical areas, these plants maybe grown outside as a ground cover. Indoors, they require bright indirect light, but do tolerate low light. Water moderately during summer and sparingly during winter with water that is room temperature. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer. Though you hear that these plants favor daily misting, it is not necessary, especially if room is not overly dry. These plants like to be a little pot bound. Outdoors, grow in well-drained soil in partial shade.
Peperomia metallica is upright and bushy with elliptic, dark red leaves, each with a wide silver stripe down the middle. Bears spikes of red flower. To 8 inches tall, 6 inches wide.