Peperomia Obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant)

Peperomia Obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant)
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.

Learn more about Peperomias here! 

 

General Care

 

Sunlight

Medium to bright light. Tolerates low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

Water

Water once or twice a week, depending on season. Allow mix to dry out almost completely before watering thoroughly

Humidity

Don’t sweat it. Average home humidi is fine; can tolerate dry air.

Temperature

Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Baby Rubber Plant is comfortable.

Size

Comes small and compact but can grow to approximately 1’.

Common Problems

Very resistant to disease and pests.

SYMPTOM: Dull, fading leaves

CAUSE: Too much direct sun

SYMPTOM: Wilting

CAUSE: Under watered

SYMPTOM: Wilting, plus leaf loss

CAUSE: Overwatered

SYMPTOM: Browning of leaf edges or tips

CAUSE: Cold drafts

Precautions

Not known to be toxic. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.

Questions? Email help@thesill

 

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