Baby Rubber Plant
4.7 out of 5 (403 experiences)
About Baby Rubber Plant
The species name, Obtusifolia, means 'blunt leaves' and refers to this plant's rounded, glossy green foliage. Peperomia fruits and seeds have traveled one of the longest distances ever recorded, over 3000 miles to an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, while stuck to a bird's feet! 🦅
Also known as
Pepper Face, Variegated Peperomia and Peperomia Scandens Variegata Cupid
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 located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 29th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
November 29th, 2022
Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 32.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
November 28th, 2022
This month, Boston is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
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.
November 27th, 2022
The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to r…
What other plant parents say
- great first plant
- really doesn’t need a lot of water
- loves spring + summer time; can get sad in the winter
- no growth during the fall-winter season
- loves a deep 24 hr soak (watering from the bottom and letting the plant take what it needs) however be sure the soil too can properly evaporate afterwards and do the soak during the spring months
- susceptible to sunburn (like most plants) but be very careful during summer months midday - I almost lost her to extreme sunburn but some of the little leaves hiding underneath survived and were able to thrive