Peperomia Variegata is an attractive, variegated version of the Baby Rubber Plant, with all of the same cherished characteristics, plus an added advantage: multiple shades of dark green, olive green and a lovely creamy white.
It 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. Please note from time to time, this may be substituted with Peperomia obtipan bicolour, which is very similar but with pale pink edges.
Big bold and... uneven?? Obtusifolia can grow quite tall and uneven. Fill in the blanks by pinching out the tips of the plant in early spring, causing it to bush out.
How much is too much? Peperomia plants are sensitive to overwatering. Too wet and it will rot, too dry and it will die. When the soil has nearly dried out, give it a little drink.
Fertiliser or infestation! If you notice leaves curling, check for pests. If no pests are present the likely cause is lack of fertiliser.
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