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Peperomia graveolens

Ruby Glow

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.

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Quick Look:
  • 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

Also available from Mountain Crest Gardens. and Leaf and Clay.

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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.

Watering

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

Graptoveria “Silver Star”

Name meaning

Peperomia gets is name from the Greek word ‘peperi’ meaning “peppers.” Peperomia  resemble the black pepper plant.

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