Peperomia // Obtusifolia
Commonly known as: peperomia green or baby rubber plant
Peperomias, as the name suggest are from the Pepper family. These plants have semi-succulent properties, which means that they are able to store moisture in their fleshy stems or leaves to fall back on when needed. These are ‘easy to care’ for plants with an extensive variety. They can also easily be propagated just from a leaf cutting.
They prefer bright light but not direct sun. They can also do well under florescent lights. The darker leaf peperomia like the obtusifolia can handle lower light conditions.
Over-watering is the main cause of serious problems with Peperomia. Avoid the leaves when watering these plants.
These plants can handle less care
Safe for cats and dogs
Other peperomia varieties: Frost, green/obtusifolia, nevada, pink-edge/clusiifolia, ripple/caperata, watermelon/argyreia
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