Care and Propagation Guide
Tips for Success!
"Baby Rubber Plant" and "Pepper Face"
(It looks similar to the black pepper plant!)
"Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata" is the variegated version of this plant!
All the same care applies, but always remember variegated plants must stay in bright, indirect light to maintain their variegation.
Bright, indirect light is ideal. Non-variegated peperomias can handle medium, indirect light.
Water when it's almost completely dry.
The leaves will become droopier and more flexible (less rigid) when the plant is too dry.
They are native to rainforests so they love humidity!
Use a well-draining, loose potting mix. I use a mixture of potting mix, orchid bark, and perlite.
You can prune your Peperomia Obtusifolia to control the size.
You can also pinch right above a node to encourage new growth!
Now, How To Propagate
Locate a healthy branch that is at least a few inches long with a few leaves.
Use a pair of clean, sharp scissors to cut off the branch BELOW a node. (This means the node is included on the cutting)
Plant the cutting into moist potting mix.
Make sure the node is buried! It's where new roots will grow from.
Place the cutting in bright, indirect light. Keep the potting mix moist. Provide the cutting with additional humidity.
After a few weeks, test the cutting by giving it a gentle tug.
If you feel resistance, a root system has developed and you can treat it like a normal plant!
If you want to watch the roots grow, you can root your Peperomia cutting in water before planting it in potting mix!
And that's how to propagate Peperomia Obtusifolia!
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