Peperomia Obtusifolia – 12cm

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The Peperomia obtusifolia, also known as the Baby Rubber Plant, is a charming and resilient houseplant with thick, glossy leaves that can add a touch of lush greenery to any indoor space. Its compact growth habit and easy-care nature make it a perfect choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Basic Care Guide:

Light: Place your Peperomia obtusifolia in bright, indirect sunlight. It can also tolerate low light conditions, making it versatile for various indoor environments. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause leaf scorch.

Watering: Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging and root rot.

Temperature: Keep your plant in a warm environment with temperatures between 18°C to 24°C. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be protected from drafts and frost.

Humidity: Peperomia obtusifolia thrives in moderate humidity levels. While it can adapt to lower humidity, occasional misting or placing a tray of water and pebbles nearby can help maintain optimal conditions.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix, such as a blend of regular potting soil and perlite or orchid bark, to keep the roots healthy and prevent water retention.

Fertilizing: Feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilizing in the winter months when growth slows down.

Pruning: Trim back any leggy or overgrown stems to maintain a compact shape and encourage bushier growth. The cuttings can be propagated to grow new plants.

Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like mealybugs or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil to keep your plant healthy.

With proper care, your Peperomia obtusifolia will thrive, adding a touch of lush, green beauty to your indoor space for years to come!


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