Peperomias, mostly low and bushy, are grown for their decorative and variegated foliage pale green, emerald, metallic, gray-green, olive, and bronzy; some leaves are heart-shaped, others pod-like and are useful for edging benches or in hanging baskets if trailing varieties are selected.
They prefer an equal-fourths mix of garden soil, well-rotted manure, peat, and sand. Peperomias prefer to be grown on the dry side and should become moderately dry between waterings. Grow in filtered or diffused sunlight.
Propagate from seeds which take about 20 days to germinate, or from cuttings.