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Peperomia Obtusifolia Green

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  • Peperomia obtusifolia Green is also called Baby Rubber Plant, because it does look like a miniature Rubber Plant. However, it is unrelated to Hevea brasiliensis - the Ficus elastica Rubber plant family.

    This bushy plant has upright, thick stems and fleshy deep green leaves. Native to the rainforests of South America, Peperomia obtusifolia Green used to grow on the forest floor, making this plant a perfect choice for low-light indoor living spaces.

    It has a compact trailing growth habit and can grow up to 4 feet per year under the right conditions. Peperomia obtusifolia Green produces spikes of tiny white flowers. These flowers are not showy due to their small size. This plant, as well as other Peperomia species, can purify the indoor air and reduces common airborne toxins.

  • Peperomia Obtusifolia Green prefers medium to bright, indirect light, but it also tolerates medium to low light conditions. However, too little light can make it leggy. This plant should be protected from intense, direct sunlight.

    It is important not to overwater this plant to prevent root rot. Check the soil twice per week and only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Drain well after each watering and water less when the plant is grown in lower light conditions.

    The best soil for this plant is well-draining, fertile, and loamy potting soil.

    This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F). This plant does not grow well when the temperature drops below 55°F. Peperomia obtusifolia Green thrives in normal indoor humidity (50-70%), and it is recommended that you mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 50%).

    This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.

  • USDA Zone 10-12

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    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)

  • 2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.

    * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.

    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.