The Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia) is a low-maintenance charmer, adding a touch of greenery to your space. With minimal fuss, you'll enjoy its compact, glossy leaves year-round.
Light: Place your Baby Rubber Plant in bright, indirect light. It's adaptable and can tolerate lower light conditions, but it thrives best with moderate to bright light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves.
Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings. Baby Rubber Plants prefer slightly drier conditions, so be cautious not to overwater. Water less frequently in the winter when the plant is in a resting phase.
Soil: Use a well-draining, lightweight potting mix. A mixture for succulents or cacti works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water accumulation.
Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C). Baby Rubber Plants are adaptable to normal household humidity levels. Regular room humidity is generally sufficient for their well-being.
Fertilizing: Feed your Baby Rubber Plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Withhold fertilizer in the winter.
Pruning: Prune your Peperomia obtusifolia to maintain a compact shape and remove any leggy growth. Regular pruning can encourage bushiness and enhance the plant's appearance.
Pets: Peperomia obtusifolia is non-toxic to pets, making it a safe and delightful addition to households with furry friends.