Peperomia, Baby Rubber Plant, Blunt-leaved Peperomia, Marble Peperomia, Pepper Face 'Variegata'

Peperomia obtusifolia

Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia (pep-er-ROH-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: obtusifolia (ob-too-sih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Orange/Apricot

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

San Diego, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida

Longwood, Florida

Nokomis, Florida

North Fort Myers, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Franklinton, Louisiana

Woodstown, New Jersey

Cherryville, North Carolina

Lafayette, Tennessee

Victoria, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 2, 2019, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Per Irene Ngoo at Min's Garden @tropicaljungle in Singapore:
"This Peperomia obtusifolio, also known as "baby rubber plant", is a sun worshipper. Ever since I moved it from a semi-shaded spot to this bright corner with full sun, it has been soaking up the heat and loving it and has doubled in size too. This fast growing succulent makes a decorative indoor plant too. I had earlier thought its a Jade Plant."

Neutral

On Feb 18, 2008, MarciaS from Greenacres, WA wrote:

Hello I was given one today and I am looking for information on its care.

Positive

On Aug 6, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Great substance and texture to leaves.

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