Peperomia Obtusifolia – Baby Rubber Plant

Peperomia’s name will not roll your tongue, but one can get lost in this eye catching beautiful and amazing tropical houseplant genus. There are around more than 1,000 species that are thick to touch and have fleshy leaves, contribute from their tolerance to dryness and more likely vitality. One will appreciate this Peperomia obtusifolia, which has incredibly chic greens.

About Baby Rubber Plant

  • American Baby Rubber Plant
  • Radiator plant
  • Shining bush plant
Botanical Name Peperomia Obtusifolia
Family Piperaceae
Mature Size
  • The size is six inches tall
  • The size can lie between trailing to three feet size
Type of Plant
  • Houseplant indoor flower
  • It has tender perennial
Blooming Time

Insignificant blooms in the hot season like summer

Native Areas
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • West Indies

If proper care and weather condition provided to this plant, this species would spread all over at any time, no discrimination of season required for its care, health and maintenance.

How to Propagate Rubber Plant?

Soil For Rubber Plant

A well-draining soil is essential. Many gardeners suggest that 1 part of peat, one piece of pine bark, and 1 part coarse sand make a good mixture for the proper growth of a plant.

Pot for indoor plantation

Though a well-rooted plant of rubber grows in 4″ pot, this size of pot saves it from damage. However, as a result of new research, the largest container size 900ml remarkably supported plant growth in a very beneficial manner.

Propagation Peperomia obtusifolia


Cut anywhere from 3″ – 10″ and remove 1 – 5 leaves from the bottom of the plant. Cut the curved stems if one wants them to grow straight. Put the cut part into the jar or vase.


To have roots that emerge quickly. Put the shorter cutting into the light mix. Keep the plant in bright light or indirect sunlight and try to keep it moist.


Use a clean and sharp knife to split the plant into 2-3. Gently pull it away and cut for the more new plants.


The sap of the baby rubber plant can irritate the skin. Keep the hands clean after touching the plant.

Peperomia care

Watering Rubber Plant

The watering condition of Rubber plants’ water varies according to the season:

The primary growing season of plants is (summer). In this season, the plant should be kept moist.  Wipe out the dead and rotten leaves with a cloth.

 During the dormant season, water plants only once or twice a month.


These plants can survive in less humid temperatures quickly, but these prefer moist and wet air due to “Tropical regions.” These plants demand consistent humidity and temperature due to their nature of growth.

Temperature Requirement

The ideal temperatures of rubber plants are 65-75ºF (18-24ºC), and the temperature must not be lower than 50ºF (10ºC).

Light Requirement

For the bright colors of plants; light and water play an important role. This plant requires indirect sunlight on it rather than direct sunlight.


  • Spring: use a diluted liquid fertilizer once at least after the two weeks.
  • Summer: use a diluted liquid fertilizer once a month.
  • Autumn to spring: No Feeding

Benefits of peperomia obtusifolia

  • Baby rubber plant is an indoor plant that does not require any special care for its growth. It is known as the “Easy to care” plant.
  • It is the best indoor temperature stabilizer. It removes the air impurities and makes the indoor air pure and fresh.
  • Peperomia absorbs airborne chemicals from the surroundings and provides a healthy environment.
  • It absorbs exhaled carbon dioxide and makes breathable oxygen.
  • Rubber plant eliminates bacteria in the air and also called Anti-Bacterial.
  • It molds spores in the air and makes it breathable easily.

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