Posted 2M ago by @sieberi

Leaves Falling

#Peperomia I just repotted my baby rubber plant because the leaves keep falling off, when I got her she was a little sickly but had many more leaves, do you think she was in too big of a pot? I just repotted her to a much smaller one. Can I propagate the two stems remaining in water?
3ft to light, indirect
3” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
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Hi there! @sieberi

I have mine is a SE window with a light curtain to protect it from strong rays. I *think* yours might need more sun than a NE window can provide. If you don’t have another area, maybe a grow light bulb in a lamp or a grow light?

I’m not sure what size pot you had it on before, but a pot that is more than 2 inches larger than the plant’s root ball is likely too big. The soil stay wet too long as the roots can only take up so much water and then root rot can happen.

How did the roots look when you re-potted? We’re there any mushy roots? If the roots were okay, you can leave it in soil. Giving it more *indirect* light should help it grow more. Hope this helps! πŸͺ΄πŸ˜Š
@SunnyPlants Thanks so much!!! I will try moving the placement so it gets some more light. The roots were pretty small but not mushy and didn’t smell!
@sieberi That’s good news! Hopefully it will be happier in brighter light. Just be careful that it’s not *direct* light as that will burn it’s leaves! Happy to help anytime! πŸͺ΄πŸ˜Š
Hello Sierra ☺️

What you have here is a jelly plant, not a baby rubber plant ☺️

She looks very droopy indeed.

How often do you water? πŸ’§

The best way to treat her is like a succulent. 🌿
She wants to dry out almost completely before you water again.

If the leaves feel plumb, hold off on watering.
If they feel soft and squishy while the soil is dry, give her a drink ☺️

Mine is in a W facing window and is pushing out leaves on all stems..
She is getting quite a bit of afternoon sun and is very pink on the leaves and thriving ☺️

I would indeed have it in a small pot because too much moisture in the soil will kill it ☺️🌿
@SunnyPlants mine gets a couple of hours of direct light in the evening and loves it in a W facing window ☺️πŸͺŸπŸŒž πŸͺ΄
@Linx Thank you so much!!! I didn’t think it was a baby rubber plant but that was the one that kept popping up :) This is great advice!
Agree with everything. Keep her on the dry side. Water about every 10 to 14 days.