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Gfp Peperomia obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant) in ceramic pot

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Tender Loving Care Advice for Peperomia obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant) in ceramic pot :

Commonly known as “Baby Rubber Plant”, it is an evergreen perennial growing to 25 cm (10 inch) tall and broad, with cupped leathery leaves and narrow spikes of white flowers. Peperomia obtusifolia is one of the most popular species of the Peperomia genus, known for its resilience and relatively easy care. Many cultivars have been developed, some of which exhibit interesting variegated patterns.

It requires good lighting (not excessive) and do not need abundant watering to maintain the bright and intense colour of the leaves. It is considered non-toxic to human and pets.

Growing Conditions 

Light: It prefers medium to strong filtered light and can tolerate fair low light conditions.

Water: Regulated misting prefers and allow the plants to dry between watering. These plants are susceptible to root rot, avoid over watering and the use of high moisture retention substrate.

Soil: It prefers high quality peat based, well drained loose media.

Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer once every two months with diluted strength of balanced fertilizer.

Pests & diseases: Relatively pest resistance. The only possible common pests that bug Peperomia plants include spider mites and mealy bugs. If possible, identify the infestation as early as possible and treat it with the least toxic option.

Others: In the wild, Peperomias are considered epiphytic;- plants take up their nutrients from the air, rain, and debris around them. In a home setting, Peperomia can make a great mounted plant.


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