Red Edge Peperomia

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  • Interesting Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12 Inches
  • Pet Safe 

For an easy-to-grow succulent with interesting foliage, the Red Edge Peperomia is definitely worth considering. With its compact habit and robust, round leaves that are green with a red margin, it is perfect for growing on a table or a desk. As a slow-growing succulent, it does not need much care and will put up with a fair bit of neglect. Originating from the tropics of South and Central America, it likes to be kept warm. 

Best Locations For Growing Red Edge Peperomia

This plant can grow well under natural or fluorescent light and is a great choice for brightening up an office space. Being non-toxic it can equally be grown at home. 

Red Edge Peperomia Sunlight Requirements

The Red Edge Peperomia can be grown in medium to brightly lit conditions. However, as with most houseplants, avoid any direct sunlight that can harm the wonderful foliage. 

Red Edge Peperomia Care

This Red Edge Peperomia is easy to care for and will grow well in most conditions. It will happily tolerate average humidity levels and is happy in most rooms, but will benefit from occasional misting if it is grown in a dry indoor space. Temperature-wise, this succulent prefers a range of 65-80 °F, just as long as it is away from any cold drafts. If the characteristic red leaf margins start to fade, that is nothing to worry about; the plant is just telling you it would like a bit more light. Pruning isn’t strictly necessary, although if any leaves start to brown or die, they can simply be removed using a clean, sharp pair of scissors.  

Watering Red Edge Peperomia

Being a succulent, this plant is almost drought resistant and watering is only recommended when the soil has nearly dried out. Avoid overwatering this plant, and make sure the soil and pot drain well. Where possible only use harvested rainwater, which is free of any chemical compounds.

Feeding Red Edge Peperomia

The Red Edge Peperomia is a light feeder and does not need supplementary feeding. Nevertheless, to get the best from this plant and to keep it healthy, feed it twice yearly from the spring until fall with a very diluted houseplant fertilizer.

Red Edge Peperomia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry out before watering.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Trailing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6-12 inches
Mature Spread: 12 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Deep Jade
Temperature: 55° - 85°F (13° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Red Edge Peperomia
Other Name(s): Red Edge
Scientific Name: Peperomia Obtusifolia 'Red Edge'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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1 Review - Red Edge Peperomia Show Reviews

  • 5
    helpful customer service!

    Posted by Rosemary Hartley on Dec 15, 2022

    it arrived in perfect condition and was packaged very well. I was worried that the packaging might have harmed the plant but they answered all my questions in a timely manner. They have great customer service and great communication.