Baby Rubber Plant
4.8 out of 5 (52 experiences)
Also known as
Pepper face, variegated peperomia, peperomia little tuscany, 'Golden Gate' and Lemon Lime Peperomia
What other plant parents say
I bought this plant at my local Trader Joe’s because of the beautiful pot it came in. Rubber baby plant slowly grew on me with it’s evergreen leaves and remarkable growth and then hibernation. Ever…
This one has done well enough in my window, but nothing to write home about. I hadn’t noticed much new growth though now that I’m writing this review I’m noticing there is actually a new leaf budding…
I would call it normal-speed propagation (though that’s still in progress), and a fairly slow grower, but I haven’t had a single problem with the plant (browning leaves, leaf death, pests, etc). That…
I love peperomias, but this one has to be the fastest growing one I have! It loves the morning direct sun from my east facing window. Not a true rubber plant - this is pet safe! Be careful not to ove…
This one struggled for the month of December. A week ago I moved it to a south facing window and started watering more frequently and it’s now starting to perk back up! Overall I enjoy its thick leav…
this plant is very easy to figure out. a sprout died and it was easy to figure out it needed more sun. kinda hard to over water so far. and the sprouts grow faster than my other plants
I love this little plant! It started out as a small 4” plant. I didn’t know anything about it when I got it. The next thing I knew it had doubled (and then some) it’s size!! So cute
As long as you give them adequate water, nutrients, and room, they will thrive. Got my plant from Home Depot on the verge of death and within a few hours he was full of life.
Really forgiving! I love the variegation and leaf shape on mine. I think they’re so fun and cute. I haven’t experienced a ton of fast growth but I love her regardless
this plant is beautiful i have two but both have attracted pests, maybe it’s just in my home but i’d look out for pests when purchasing
How to care for Baby Rubber Plant
Baby Rubber Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Baby Rubber Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Baby Rubber Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.