Shade Metals

Species Specific Botanical Jewelry

red luna peperomia

Peperomia, Red Luna (Peperomia caperata)

Sara & Cesar

NATIVE RANGE: Brazil

DESCRIPTION: Mound forming perennial growing in low light with corrugated heart shaped leaves.

JEWELRY: Casts of the leaf in silver and gold

COLOR: Plants with red and purple leaves are sensitive to light, their dark color acts as a sunscreen preventing them from absorbing too much sun. These short plants never get more than a foot off the ground, so they are protected from the tropical sun by the shade of other plants as well.

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peperomia luna red ID 130195811 © Duskbabe | Dreamstime.com