Peperomia Verticillata Red Log


Peperomia Verticillata is an exotic plant that has nice double coloring in its leaves. Its front has a beautiful dark green color and the back of the leaf is red. Additionally, it is a popular succulent houseplant that produces narrow, lance-shaped, textured leaves.

details & care
  • Water:                Water after the Soil dries completely
  • Light:                 No direct Sunlight
  • Placement:          Indoors
  • Plant Size:           2-5″ Inch
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Peperomia Verticillata Red Log Plant, and Care Guide

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Peperomia Verticillata Red Log

This plant is an attractive evergreen perennial from the Piperaceae family. It originated from the Caribbean, it is tender and won’t cope with freezing weather.

Sometimes known as Peperomia Red Log, this name references the vivid red undersides of the succulent leaves.

It is a relatively slow-growing plant. But its highly attractive, small white flowers appear from spring, arranged on stems above the foliage.

Care guide

Light: A sunny position in the home is ideal for Peperomia verticillata. However, avoid placing the plant against the direct sun. You can keep your plant close to an east or a west-facing window sill. Such a setting will most probably allow enough sunlight to come into contact with the plant.

Watering: As this plant is succulent, it’s relatively easy to overwater it. 

Temperature: Peperomia plant can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. Naturally, this plant grows in moderately warm climates. Hence, it prefers temperatures ranging from 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 26 degrees Celsius). Fortunately, households usually have this temperature. 

Humidity: This plant does not like a tremendous amount of humidity. The way this plant tells you this is through the leaves becoming horribly mushy and then ultimately dropping off. The Peperomia Verticillata plants have succulent leaves, hence they can store water and tolerate low humidity levels.

Fertilizer: When it comes to selecting fertilizer for your Peperomia verticillata, the keyword here is balance. A water-soluble fertilizer is highly suitable for this plant. 

Growing tips for peperomia verticillata

  • Medium or bright sunlight will help this plant grow healthier and produce more foliage.
  • Keep your Peperomia Verticillata Red Log away from drafts of air from air-conditioners and heaters. They can cause extreme temperature fluctuations leading to immense damage to the plant.
  • Also, it is crucial to follow the label instructions given on the fertilizer package. Feed Peperomia verticillata only when it is actively growing and usually around every two-plus week during this time.

Additional information

Plant Name

Peperomia verticillata

Common Name

Belly-button and red log

Native Area


Soil Media

30% Potting Soil + 35% cocopeat + 25% Organic manure/Vermicompost + 5% charcoal chips + 5% perlite


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