Baby Rubber Plant
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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 and Variegated Peperomia
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 Westerville, Ohio.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
September 22nd, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Westerville is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
September 28th, 2022
Westerville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Westerville is expected to decrease by 30.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of energy pe…
September 27th, 2022
This month, Westerville is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.8% 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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Baby Rubber Plant thrive 🌿!
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