Common Names: Baby Rubber Plant, Pepper Face Plant
Growth: Upwards, clumping
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 100 - 200
Water: Keep evenly moist, can tolerate drought
Humidity: Not required.
Temperature: 14°C - 26°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Division or leaf cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Reception, desktop plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Very slight stretching and loss of colour with insufficient light.
Comments: A peperomia with slightly succulent leaves. A great alternative to the Ficus elastica if you wish to own a “rubber” like plant that is non-toxic, although it will not grow nearly as large. Peperomia come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes, and colours and can easily turn a houseplant lover into a true collector, due to their variation and ease of care.