English name:Dark Green Beetle Radiator Plant
Latin name:Peperomia angulata ‘Rocca Scuro’
I am a lesser seen member of the Peperomia genus. I sport fine, neatly-traced leaves on long hanging stems.
Useful to know:
I am from Peru
I am slow-growing and will reach 20-30cm in height but my vines can get longer than that
I love medium light and really dislike direct sunlight
I store water in my leaves so only water me when the soil has dried out and never leave me sitting in water
A warm environment is best, I'll suffer if I'm in a room below 12°C
A balanced fertiliser once a month in spring and summer is enough for me
I’m super easy - just dust my leaves regularly!
Overwatering is my most likely cause of illness. I can withstand droughts but overly wet soil can kill me
Perfectly safe for all
The name Peperomia is derived from the Greek ‘peperi’ meaning ‘pepper’ and ‘homoios’, which means ‘resembling’