Peperomia rubella -

Regular Price: $9.99 | $7.99

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Peperomia rubella is a great, small-leaved vine that is a Jamaican native and fairly uncommon.  It features prominently scarlet red stems and leaf undersides.  The top of the leaves are green with a unique pattern.  Both stems and leaves of this plant are moderately fuzzy, but it still tolerates high humidity well.  In general, keep in moist soil and moderate to high but preferably indirect lighting for best results.  It will grow upright until about 2-4”, where it will then fall to sprawl out as a vine.


USDA Hardiness Zone 10-11


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Peperomia rubella is a great plant for terrariums and container gardens. It can hold up in the humid environment of a terrarium and also does well exposed to normal household humidity levels. It looks great in a hanging basket and can be kept outdoors as long as the temperatures remains around 70 degrees.  It’s easy to prune to keep under control.  


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Peperomia rubella is a non-climbing vine that makes a great foreground plant, where it will form a dense carpet in a vivarium.  If planted on the background, it will drape to form a nice wall of red color from exposing its red leaf undersides.  As with any terrarium plant, Peperomia rubella will establish better if you put it in a few weeks to a month before adding frogs, but once established, it will stand up to most average sized dart frogs or other fauna.


As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants from Josh's Frogs are treated only with products that are OMRI Listed© for use in organic production. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.




The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


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Plant Live Arrival Guarantee

Our policy covers all live plant shipments that fall under the following requirements:

If live plants shipped via 2-3 day service:

  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

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  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees

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Read What Others Are Saying:

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Gorgeous Plant Review by Tina
Extremely happy with my Peperomia Rubella. It is absolutely gorgeous and very healthy. Thank you. (Posted on 11/15/2018)
Great filler plant Review by EH
This plant is hardy enough to propagate throughout your whole terrarium but small enough not to overwhelm it. Cuttings can be propagated. They're also perfect for accenting a backdrop. (Posted on 4/15/2018)
awesome plant Review by Matt
plant came healthy and strong, the colors are just as cool as in the pictures (Posted on 4/13/2018)
Absolutely gorgous Review by Amber
The Peperomia rubella are absolutely gorgeous additions to the vivarium. They add a little touch of color. Very healthy plants arrived. Thanks! (Posted on 1/12/2018)

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