Common Name: Pepper face, Decorative pepper, Dwarf pepper, Fleshy Peperomia, American baby Rubberplant
Botanical Name: Peperomia obtusifolia
Other names: Baby Rubberplant
Origin: Central and South America
Baby Rubberplant is a perfectly sized houseplant if you looking to bring nature inside your closed doors, without compromising much space. It has all the qualities of succulent - like resistance to hot temperatures, low light requirement, drought tolerance, etc. but it is not classified as one. This plant has earned many other names like Decorative pepper, Dwarf pepper due to its shiny bushy foliage. Even though the dark glossy green leaves are oversized as compared to its steams, the overall structure feels rounded & compact. This easy to care, beautiful and fast-growing plant, with its dense-green compact shape, can be a great option for any indoor space.
Growth Habits: Up to 15 - 30 cms. Long
Soil Requirement: Loamy well drained soil with cocopeat
Watering Schedule: Twice a week
Light condition: Medium to bright indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 18 - 24 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Frequent repotting is not required as this plant has a small root system. You can repot if you feel that the plant has outgrown its current container.
Suitable Locations: Try to keep this plant at indoor locations like Office desk, bedroom, Balcony, windowsill, or wherever it can get indirect sunlight.
• Always keep it at a place where it can receive indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight specially during summer can damage leaves. • This plant does not require frequent repotting, but you can change the topsoil annually for healthy & speedy growth. • Do no sprinkle water on leaves. Keep them dry and place them at a spot of good air circulation. • If the leaves are becoming faded, in spite of proper watering schedule, the plant is likely not getting enough oxygen to the roots. You may try poking few holes through the top of the soil.