Peperomia graveolens: How to Grow and Care for Ruby Glow

Peperomia graveolens Ruby Glow

Scientific name: Peperomia graveolens

Common name: Ruby Glow

This shrub-like Succulent is a great addition to your arrangements. The leaves are both transparent and red. When it blooms, it has yellow-white flowers.

Quick Look at Peperomia graveolens

  • Partial sun to partial shade
  • 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
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow”

The graveolens “Ruby Glow” is perfect for your home or office. It doesn’t grow tall, it does well in light and it’s great for beginners.


Water needs for a plant are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, a room with a northern-facing window is a good place to plant indoors.

How to Propagate Peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow”

It is easy to grow peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow”. Using a sterile 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.

Name meaning

The name peperomia comes from the Greek word forpeppers, which means black pepper plant.


  1. Peperomia graveolens (Ruby Glow) – Wikipedia

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