Peperomia Obtusifolia Green (Baby Rubber Plant)

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With more than a thousand species in the Peperomia genus, there are a lot to pick from. But this compact succulent-like variety from South America is among the cutest. It features luscious spoon-like leaves in vivid green attached to thick upright stems, and it’s easy to see why it is nicknamed the ‘baby rubber plant’. It’s resemblance to Ficus Elastica (rubber plant) is striking, however, they’re unrelated.

It’s tightly packed structure and slow growth rate make it a great desk plant – and therefore a great gift option (especially in one of our selection of contemporary pots). Easy to look after, they prefer a semi-shady to bright position away from the burning rays of direct sunlight, which will damage the leaves. They’re a great option if your room is on the darker side and will grow under fluorescent lights too.

Despite its luscious appearance, water in a similar way to how you’d water a succulent – allowing the soil to dry out in-between. If your home or office is dry, then a regular misting with water will keep this Peperomia popping!


Water / Feed: Water from below (in dish) when the soil has almost dried out. Don’t overwater, and for best results use ‘soft’ water (filtered / rain water or even bottled if you’re feeling fancy). 

Pet / Child: Reported to be safe to pets

Temperature / Humidity: 18-24 degrees Celsius. Can cope with colder but avoid sudden changes in temperature and keep out of draughts.

Soil Type: moist well drained compost. Happy in neutral or acidic soil.

Light / Position: Bright, indirect light and low light. Happy under fluorescent lights too.

Growth / Spread: Slow growing – 20-30cm tall

Geographic Origins: Florida, Mexico, Caribbean

Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different. Any decorative pots shown in photographs are not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants and, if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.