Baby Rubber Plant Peperomia
Height: 19cm |
☘ Origin: Tropical Rainforest of South America
☘ Family: Piperaceae, Pepper
☘ Botanical Name: Peperomia obtusifolia
☘ Common Name(s): Baby Rubber Plant · American Pepper Plant
Peperomia is viewed as an agent of luck in Brazil. It is given there as a reassuring gift that says: “Everything will be all right.”
The Peperomia plant is considered lucky because it is easy to cultivate and maintain, and because its big, broad leaves resemble coins.
☘ A number of variations of the tropical Emerald Ripple Peperomia plant have been bred to feature different colors on the leaves, including such showy colors as purple, silver, red, and black.
☘ Peperomia is one of the two large genera of the family Piperaceae. It’s estimated that there are at least over 1,000 species, occurring in all tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Peperomias have a long history of medical applications, and they can even clean up the air!