Peperomia sp. Tingo Maria

by Chuck Nishihira

This is an interesting species of Peperomia from the Tingo Maria area of Peru. The compact plant will produce upright stems that get to be about 3 inches or so tall. At this point, new growths will start from the base. Eventually, a pretty clump, with the red hairy stems and round intricately marked leaves will form. To add to the attractiveness, the new growth will come out with a lot of red tones. And of course, the fuzziness of the leaves can only be a positive too! This species looks particularly nice growing on a rock or piece of wood.