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 Jacksonville, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
February 4th, 2023
Jacksonville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 27.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.6 megajoules of energ…
February 5th, 2023
This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 8.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of…
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 Jacksonville, Florida ⛅.
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.
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