Plant Care Baby Rubber Plant
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Baby Rubber Plant

4.7 out of 5 (314 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', Lemon Lime Peperomia, Golden Peperomia, jade peperomia, Peperomia Thailand, Peperomia 'Jade' and Obtipan

Taxonomy

Peperomia obtusifolia
Peperomia
Piperaceae
Piperales

What other plant parents say

Baby Rubber Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 194
Baby Rubber Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 156
Baby Rubber Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 109
Baby Rubber Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 63
Baby Rubber Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 54
Baby Rubber Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 14
Baby Rubber Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Baby Rubber Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Getplanting avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named harper by Getplanting on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

this plant is such a good plant if you tend to kill plants somehow. she has hard thick leaves and I’ve never had problems with her! just mist the plant and it will love you! I have mine in direct lig…

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Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Pepi by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

Love my peperomia! It is so hardy and forgiving. It has more than doubled in size in a year. It will bend to find the light, but no bend is permanent in my experience. In the photo mine was curvy fr…

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@Purploony
Makati, Metro Manila
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Pepper by Purploony on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

I have killed many plants (not on purpose) over the course of the pandemic year. This was one of my first plants purchased and it refuses to die. I'd cut off leaves (back before I learned not to do t…

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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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@Barbara
Novato, California
Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Peperomias obtusifolia variegata and ‘Lemon Lime’ by Barbara on Greg, the plant care app
08/01/2021

Peperomia obtusifolia variegata and Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Lemon Lime’ together. Hardy plants and they grow well without much fussing at all. Wait till soil is pretty dry before watering thoroughly…

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@Paula
New York
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, Washington
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
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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Getplanting avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named presley by Getplanting on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

cutesy plant. mine doesn’t even look like the picture anymore it grew so much in a week. gets at least 2 new leafs every 4 days. she’s pretty plant and hardy leafs so I think anyone could take care o…

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Caitlinnn31 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Baby Rubber Plant named Wilbur by Caitlinnn31 on Greg, the plant care app
07/02/2021

Super easy to manage!! I love my baby rubber plant and considering the fact i got him from a grocery store, he is doing super well!! He has grown pretty fast in the last month and a half so i definit…

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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

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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 region 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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