Variegated Peperomia house plant is an attractive decoration on a table or desktop in your home or office. It is a favourite houseplant because of its beautiful robust green and cream shiny thick leaves. It needs a small place as it is smaller and grows slowly overall maximum height of 10-12 inches high. Hence, you can place it anywhere in small pots, hanging baskets or window boxes. Grow Peperomia plants in low light or under fluorescent lighting. Peperomia plant needs enough oxygen on roots, include perlite or coarse gravel mixture to receive air circulation otherwise, plants will start wilting. These ornamental plants have small flower spikes but they are grown for its foliage. These plants grow very slow and have a bushy appearance.
Scientific Name: Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata
Common Name: Spoonleaf Peperomia, Baby Rubber Plant, Pepper Face, American Rubber Plant
Toxicity: Non-poisonous to cats and dogs
Benefits: Cleans the air by emitting high oxygen content, and purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldehyde or other toxins.
Peperomia plants foliage have succulents look and need care like similar plants. Peperomia needs bright indirect light. Insufficient light stops growing and direct sunlight burns the leaves. It can grow also under fluorescent lights.
Peperomia has thick waxy leaves which can hold water and allow the plant to resist long periods without moisture. Do not over water, it results in root-rot. Before you water, check the topsoil is dried out. Water Peperomia plants from the bottom to keep the leaves dry. Keeping peperomia leaves dry and providing good air circulation will prevent plant diseases.
Fertilize Peporomia occasionally with a basic houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength after watering.
Do not re- Pot Peporomia to a large container. If the roots filled the existing pot re-pot into the next size planter with well-aerated loose potting soil that drains quickly. Baby Rubber Plant will not tolerate soggy soil.