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Peperomia Obtusifolia

Regular price $12.50
Sale price $12.50

Peperomia obtusifolia, commonly known as the baby rubber plant or blunt-leaved peperomia, is a popular houseplant prized for its attractive foliage and ease of care. Here's a description:

  1. Appearance: Peperomia obtusifolia features thick, fleshy, glossy leaves that are typically oval-shaped with a rounded tip. The leaves can vary in color, ranging from deep green to shades of variegated green and cream. The foliage is often marbled or striped, adding visual interest to the plant.

  2. Size: This peperomia species is relatively compact, typically growing to a height of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) and spreading slightly wider with its dense, bushy growth habit.

  3. Growth Habit: Peperomia obtusifolia grows in a compact, mounding habit, making it well-suited for small containers, terrariums, or as part of mixed plantings. It produces trailing stems that can spill over the edges of containers, creating a cascading effect.

  4. Light Requirements: Peperomia obtusifolia thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. Inadequate light may result in leggy growth or loss of variegation in variegated varieties.

  5. Watering Needs: These plants prefer evenly moist soil but are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly. Reduce watering frequency during the winter months when growth slows down.

  6. Temperature and Humidity: Peperomia obtusifolia prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C) and average room humidity. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but is sensitive to frost. Provide adequate humidity by misting the foliage or placing a humidity tray nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

  7. Maintenance: This plant is relatively low-maintenance. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves as they appear to encourage healthy growth and maintain the plant's appearance. Peperomia obtusifolia is not heavy feeders, but occasional fertilization during the growing season can promote lush foliage.

  8. Toxicity: Peperomia obtusifolia is considered non-toxic to humans and pets, making it safe to keep in homes with cats, dogs, and other animals.

Overall, Peperomia obtusifolia is a charming and versatile houseplant that adds a touch of greenery and texture to any indoor space. With its attractive foliage and forgiving nature, it's an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts alike.

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