genus: Peperomia Ruiz & Pav.
type: Herbaceous perennial
native range: northern South America and Central America, but are also found in Africa, southern Asia, and Oceania
zone: 10 to 12
height: to 90 cm
spread: to 90 cm
type species: Peperomia secunda Ruiz & Pav.
bloom time: seasonal bloomer
bloom description: varies between species
sun: part shade
maintenance: low to medium
soil type: loose, well-draining, 'breathing' potting mix