The Peperomia houseplant is an attractive addition to a desk, table, or as a member of your houseplant collection. Peperomia care is not difficult and Peperomia plants have a compact form that lets them occupy a small space wherever you choose to place them.
Baby Rubber Plant or Peperomia obtusifolia has a more upright demeanor. Some of these types of Peperomias have solid green, shiny leaves, while others are variegated with gold and white coloration. As a houseplant, it typically grows on thick erect stems. Flowers are interesting but not particularly show.
About Peperomia Plant
Common Name- Peperomia, Baby rubber plant, Pepper Face
Scientific Name- Peperomia Obtusifolia
Maturity Height- 12 inches
Pot Material- Plastic pot
Peperomia Obtusifolia, Baby Rubber Plant Care -:
Sunlight- When growing a Peperomia, locate the plant in a medium to low light situation away from direct sun. You may also grow Peperomia plants under fluorescent lighting.
Water- Water Peperomia houseplants sparingly and allow the soil to dry as deep as 5 inches (13 cm.) between waterings.
Soil- A loose, well-drained, very rich potting mix.
Fertilizer- Fertilize occasionally with a balanced houseplant food after watering. Leach the plant in summer by flushing with water to remove the salts left behind by fertilization.
Repotting- Most Peperomia plants don’t need repotted too often, and typically do better in pots that are a little on the small side, so feel free to keep your peperomia plant in it’s existing pot, as you are unlikely to be causing it much harm. It’s generally a good idea to repot Peperomia plants every 2-3 years to prevent the potting mix from becoming too compacted, which will reduce drainage over time. You can repot your Peperomia in a similar sized pot, or one a little bigger if you wish.
Peperomia Fertilizer- Peperomia species have very light fertilizing requirements and you are more likely to have problems if your fertilize too often compared to fertilizing too infrequently. I tend to use a balanced 10-10-10 water soluble fertilizer once per month during the growing season for my peperomia plants.
Propagate Peperomia- There are two main ways for propagating peperomia plants – Leaf cuttings and stem cuttings.