Peperomia obtusifolia Green is also called Baby Rubber Plant, because it does look like a miniature Rubber Plant. However, it is unrelated to Hevea brasiliensis - the Ficus elastica Rubber plant family.
This bushy plant has upright, thick stems and fleshy deep green leaves. Native to the rainforests of South America, Peperomia obtusifolia Green used to grow on the forest floor, making this plant a perfect choice for low-light indoor living spaces.
It has a compact trailing growth habit and can grow up to 4 feet per year under the right conditions. Peperomia obtusifolia Green produces spikes of tiny white flowers. These flowers are not showy due to their small size. This plant, as well as other Peperomia species, can purify the indoor air and reduces common airborne toxins.
Peperomia Obtusifolia Green prefers medium to bright, indirect light, but it also tolerates medium to low light conditions. However, too little light can make it leggy. This plant should be protected from intense, direct sunlight.
It is important not to overwater this plant to prevent root rot. Check the soil twice per week and only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Drain well after each watering and water less when the plant is grown in lower light conditions.
The best soil for this plant is well-draining, fertile, and loamy potting soil.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F). This plant does not grow well when the temperature drops below 55°F. Peperomia obtusifolia Green thrives in normal indoor humidity (50-70%), and it is recommended that you mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 50%).
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.