Peperomia obtusifolia Green looks just like a miniature Rubber Plant, and hence its common name. Baby Rubber Plant is a bushy, upright plant with thick stems and fleshy, glossy, cupped leaves. It has a compact, spreading nature and is particularly suited to growing in low or fluorescent light, making it perfect for offices and shady spots. It forms narrow spikes of off-white flowers on red-brown stems.
Also known as Pepper Face or Blunt-Leafed Peperomia. Radiator Plants are very much on trend, they are easy to look after and look great displayed on desks or small tables.
Light: Peperomia obtusifolia Green are fine in moderate light conditions and will tolerate shade. Avoid direct sunlight. They do really well under fluorescent lights, making them ideal for the office or basement flat.
Water: Water when the soil has almost dried out, Radiator Plants don’t like to be over-watered. Use soft water if possible and water from below. Water is stored in the leaves making these plants drought resistant.
Temperature: Average to warm temperatures from 18-24°C but can cope with as low as 10°C at a push. Avoid draughts.
Humidity: Peperomia enjoy raised humidity levels but most of the time they do just fine in normal household conditions.
Feed: Apply a half-strength balanced fertiliser once or twice during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 20-30cm and slow growing.
Origin: Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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