This shrub-like succulent is perfect for “filler” in your arrangements! It has v-shaped, “windowed” leaves that grow from a red stem. The leaves are transparent on top and red underneath. When it blooms, “Ruby Glow” has yellow-white flowers.
Partial sun to partial shade
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 10″ (25 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by cuttings
Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Spring and Fall
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow”
Peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow” is perfect for your home or office. It does well in filtered light, doesn’t grow tall, and is great for beginners! The leaves of “Ruby Glow” are similar to those of Lithops, Fenestraria and other windowed succulents.
Peperomia graveolens has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
“Ruby Glow” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
If planting indoors, place in a room that gets filtered sunlight, such as near a northern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).
How to Propagate Peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow”
Peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow” is easily propagated from cuttings. Using a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors, remove a stem with leaves from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
Pairs Well With
Peperomia gets is name from the Greek word ‘peperi’ meaning “peppers.” Peperomia resemble the black pepper plant.
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