Peperomia obtusifolia

Scientific Name: Peperomia obtusifolia

Family Name: Piperacaea

Plant Habit: Herbaceous

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 up to 12 cm (5 in) long, which grow in a shiny, winding manner and constitute the main decorative value of this plant.

CARE AND GROWING TIPS:

Foliage/Indoor Plant

Exposure
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.

Soil
Peperomia’s tolerant of most soils. Clay, sand, or loam are all optional. But it performs best indoors in a peaty potting mix with good drainage. Avoid soils that hold lots of moisture against the epiphytic roots. Too much moisture can cause root rot to form.

Fertilizer
The used fertilizer should only be used in a weak concentration to prevent an over fertilizing. Appropriate are cacti fertilizers as well as ordinary fertilizers for green plants.

 

REASONS YOUR PLANT MAY NOT BE DOING WELL:
Too much or too little water will cause your plant to wilt and possible leaf loss.
Too much direct sun will cause its leaves to become dull and faded.

 

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