Rat-ear (Peperomia pellucida) is a non-native landscape weed distributed throughout the tropics of Africa, Asia, and Australia. This weed is often found growing in clumps on tree limbs or on fallen logs. In other cultures it is used to treat a variety of health conditions and is described as having antimicrobial properties.
- Scientific Name: Peperomia pellucida
- Common Name: Rat-ear; Pepper-elder
- Seasonality: Warm
- Soil Type: Wet to dry
- Toxicity: Non-toxic
- Plant Growth: Annual