Peperomia Obtusifolia Ginny

Peperomia Obtusifolia

    Commonly Known As:
  • Ginny,
  • Baby Rubberplant,
  • Oval leaf peperomia,
  • Pepper face,
  • American Rubber Plant,
  • Baby Rubber Plant,
  • Rhynchophorum

Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata, also known as Baby Rubber Plant, is the variegated version of this compact plant native to rainforests in South America. Variegated Baby Rubber Plants have thick, upright stems with round and glossy, oversized leaves featuring white and yellow markings giving off a marbled appearance.

  • light

    The variegated Peperomia enjoys bright indirect light. That means a few feet away from a bright window, filtered by thin curtains or blinds.

  • water

    Water your Peperomia Obtusifolia houseplant about once a week allowing the soil to drain and dry before its next watering.

  • temperature

    Peperomias prefer temperatures of 65⁰F to 85⁰F. Do not expose to temperatures below 50°F.

  • fertilizer

    Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer to your Peperomia at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.

    Plant Facts
  • The genus Peperomia species encompasses over 1,000 varieties that would nicely complement any home décor.

  • The variegated Peperomia obtusifolia is a hardy houseplant with little to no pest problems and can tolerate irregular waterings.

  • Peperomias are often referred to as radiator plants. The name comes from American horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey, who named them so because they enjoy warm weather and sunlight.

  • Native to Southern Florida and the Caribbean

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Pet-friendly, not toxic to pets or humans

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