Peperomia obtusifolia <br> 'Marbled' <br> Baby Rubber Plant

Peperomia obtusifolia
'Marbled'
Baby Rubber Plant

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Low maintenance plant with great colour!

 

Peperomia obtusifolia                     

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Common Names: Baby Rubber Plant, Pepper Face Plant

Family: Piperaceae

Origin: Brazil

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. 

Toxicity: Safe.