Plant Care Baby Rubber Plant
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Baby Rubber Plant

4.8 out of 5 (52 experiences)

Baby Rubber Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Baby Rubber Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Pepper face, variegated peperomia, peperomia little tuscany, 'Golden Gate' and Lemon Lime Peperomia

Taxonomy

Peperomia obtusifolia
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

What other plant parents say

Baby Rubber Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 36
Baby Rubber Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
Baby Rubber Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 21
Baby Rubber Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Baby Rubber Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Baby Rubber Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Baby Rubber Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Baby Rubber Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Msd avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Pepperomia by Msd on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

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…

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@Paula
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Ulises by Paula on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

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…

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@Dloslund
Lake Stevens, WA
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Peperomia by Dloslund on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

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…

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Nataleaf avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Vivian by Nataleaf on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

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…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Nemo by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

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…

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Vicky avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named muhammad a-leaves by Vicky on Greg, the plant care app
02/18/2021

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

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@Pamperrien
Chattanooga, TN
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Harmony by Pamperrien on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

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

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@Ventidepres…
Reno, NV
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Mug by Ventidepresso on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

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.

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@Leahstray
Livonia, MI
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Rob Moose by Leahstray on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

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

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@Lilyyandow
Bedford, NH
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Kesha by Lilyyandow on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

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

Water

How often to water your Baby Rubber Plant

Water needs for Baby Rubber Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Baby Rubber Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Baby Rubber Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Baby Rubber Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Baby Rubber Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Baby Rubber Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Baby Rubber Plant: repot after 2X growth

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.

Care Summary for Baby Rubber Plant

Baby Rubber Plant

Baby Rubber Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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