Baby rubberplant

A small and popular species !
Common name : Baby rubberplant
Scientific name : Peperomia obtusifolia
Family : Piperaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Indoor
Indoor
Small pots
Small pots
Peperomia obtusifolia - the baby rubberplant or pepper face - is a species of flowering plant in the family Piperaceae, native to Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is an evergreen perennial growing to 25 cm (10 in) tall and broad, with cupped leathery leaves and narrow spikes of white flowers. It is a popular houseplant that must be grown indoors in most temperate regions. Numerous cultivars have been developed, some of which show leaf variegation.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 15 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Identify my baby rubberplant

The peperomia is a perennial with evergreen fleshy leaves, alternate or verticillate, elliptical or cordiform, on long petioles. The flowers are for the most part discrete and white with erect ears.

Plant my baby rubberplant

You can plant your peperomia plant, in pots, in bottles or other small containers, in a fibrous mix of compost or heathsoil and potting soil. The principle is that the mixture must be draining and rather neutral or acid, because the plant mainly takes water by its leaves.

Water my baby rubberplant

Peperomia does not like excess moisture, water once a week in season, but spray foliage often with non-calcareous water.

Fertilize my baby rubberplant

In summer, add liquid fertilizer for green plants every 2 weeks. Stop all fertilizer treatments at the end of summer.

Repot my baby rubberplant

Every 3 or 4 years, at the end of winter, transplant your peperomia carefully to a slightly larger pot than it's current, adding a mixture of heather earth, topsoil and garden soil.

Check on my baby rubberplant

Red spiders enjoy the dryness of the air. Increase the humidity if you notice a transparency of the leaves. On the other hand, if you notice leaf swelling, the ambient humidity is too high, reduce the intakes - do the same in case of roots rotting.

Prune my baby rubberplant

Vigilant deadheading once or twice a week will prolong the blooming period !

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