Learn how to care for the Peperomia Green (or Baby Rubber Plant)!
The Peperomia Obtusifolia is a succulent-like variety of Peperomia, originally found in the rainforests of South America. Also known as the Baby Rubber Plant, it is actually unrelated to the Hevea Bransiliensis, the primary resource of natural rubber. The Peperomia Obtusifolia (or Peperomia Green) is characterized by its thick upright stems with glossy, oversized leaves. It stores water in its thick leaves, which shrivel in drought and plump when water is available. Leaves are typically dark green, but can also have white or yellow variegation that resembles marbling.
Medium to bright indirect light but can tolerate low, indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water once or twice a week, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light.
Don’t sweat it. Average home humidity is fine; can tolerate dry air.
Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Baby Rubber Plant is comfortable.
Potting mix with good drainage.
Comes small and compact but can grow to approximately 1’.
SYMPTOM: Dull, fading leaves
CAUSE: Too much direct sun
CAUSE: Under watered
SYMPTOM: Wilting, plus leaf loss
SYMPTOM: Browning of leaf edges or tips
CAUSE: Cold drafts
Not known to be toxic. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets. Check out pet friendly plants here!
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