Peperomia is a perennial small shrub or evergreen herb. The plant is distinguished by thick stems, on which there are dense and strong leaves, which are placed opposite. The color of the leaves resembles a watermelon.
Peperomia can also bloom, forming small flowers-spikelets of light shades, but they are not particularly decorative and do not have a smell. They usually appear in spring or summer.
Sometimes, after flowering, peperomia can shed some of the leaves, and its bush noticeably loses its density. To avoid this, the peduncles are sometimes removed in the early stages of formation.
Most often, peperomia is grown at home. It is allowed to be placed in the fresh air in the warm season. It can be planted in hanging planters, using them as ampelny plants. Due to the fact that peperomia is characterized by a slow growth rate, it is often made part of flower arrangements.