Baby Rubber Plant

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  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Peperomia obtusifolia

Common Names: Green Peperomia, Baby Rubber Plant, American Rubber Plant

Overview: Peperomia obtusifolia, a charming and versatile houseplant renowned for its thick, glossy foliage and compact growth habit. Also known as the Baby Rubber Plant or American Rubber Plant, this species hails from Central and South America, particularly regions like Mexico and the Caribbean. With its succulent-like leaves and easy-care nature, Peperomia obtusifolia is perfect for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Ideal for bright, indirect light conditions, this plant thrives in various indoor environments. Its low watering requirements make it a hassle-free addition to any space. Simply water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Peperomia obtusifolia adds a touch of greenery to shelves, desks, or tabletops, enhancing any room with its vibrant foliage.

Description

Peperomia obtusifolia, commonly known as Baby Rubber Plant or American Rubber Plant, is a charming and versatile houseplant admired for its thick, glossy foliage and compact growth habit. Belonging to the Piperaceae family, this species originates from Central and South America, particularly regions like Mexico, the Caribbean, and Florida.

Peperomia obtusifolia is characterized by its succulent-like leaves that are thick, fleshy, and glossy. The leaves are typically oval-shaped with a pointed tip and can vary in color from dark green to variegated patterns with creamy white or yellow accents.  In addition to its attractive foliage, Peperomia obtusifolia may produce small, inconspicuous flower spikes, adding to its ornamental appeal.

Caring for your Baby Rubber Plant

With its compact growth habit and low-maintenance nature, Peperomia obtusifolia is perfect for beginners and seasoned plant enthusiasts alike. Place it in bright, indirect light and water it when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. This compact plant grows upright, reaching heights of up to 12 inches, making it an excellent choice for small spaces or as a decorative accent on shelves and tabletops.

Light

Peperomia obtusifolia thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Place your plant near a window where it can receive plenty of filtered sunlight throughout the day. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can lead to sunburn and damage the delicate foliage. If you notice the leaves becoming pale or leggy, it may be an indication that the plant needs more light. Conversely, if the leaves start to yellow or brown, it could be a sign of too much direct sunlight.

Water

One of the key aspects of Peperomia obtusifolia care is proper watering. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, then water the plant thoroughly until water drains out of the bottom of the pot. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the roots, which can lead to root rot. During the growing season in spring and summer, water more frequently, as the plant’s water requirements increase with active growth. In fall and winter, reduce watering frequency, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings. Always err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering, as Peperomia obtusifolia is more tolerant of dry conditions than soggy soil.

While Peperomia obtusifolia can adapt to average indoor humidity levels, it appreciates slightly higher humidity. You can increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly or placing a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles beneath the plant.

Soil

Peperomia obtusifolia prefers well-draining, lightweight potting mixtures that retain moisture without becoming waterlogged. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark or sand works well for this plant. Repotting is typically only necessary when the plant becomes root-bound or outgrows its current container, which may occur every 1 to 2 years. When repotting, choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and ensure it has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Fertilization

Feed your Peperomia obtusifolia with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing during the fall and winter months when the plant’s growth slows down. Overfertilization can lead to salt buildup in the soil, which can damage the plant’s roots. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dilution and application rates.

Pruning

Regular pruning helps maintain the shape and appearance of your Peperomia obtusifolia plant. Trim back any leggy or unruly stems to encourage bushier growth and remove any dead or yellowing leaves to promote overall plant health. You can also prune the plant to control its size and shape or propagate new plants from stem cuttings. Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites, especially in warm, dry conditions. If infestations occur, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil, following the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Propagation

Peperomia obtusifolia is relatively easy to propagate from stem cuttings. Select a healthy, mature stem and cut it just below a node using clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears. Remove any leaves from the bottom portion of the cutting to expose the nodes. Place the cutting in a glass of water or directly into moist potting soil, ensuring that at least one node is below the soil line. Keep the cutting in a warm, humid environment with bright, indirect light and wait for roots to develop. Once roots have formed, transplant the cutting into its own pot and care for it as you would a mature plant.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

6 in – 12 in

Spacing

6 in – 12 in

36 reviews for Baby Rubber Plant

  1. Sophia Student (verified owner)

    My plant arrived in excellent condition. It was packed well. I can’t believe how green and healthy it is!!

  2. Chris Holt (verified owner)

    This beautiful plant showed up on our door in good shaped healthy and beautiful.

  3. Jess W. (verified owner)

  4. Sharon B. (verified owner)

    It boxed beautifully, not a branch ir leaf missing . Wish I could send photos.

  5. Lili Hill (verified owner)

    This plant arrived well-packaged, lush and full. I am so happy with my purchase and the quality of the shipped plant!

  6. Nikki (verified owner)

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  9. Mary (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in great shape. Now I just have to keep it alive!

  10. Lakeesh (verified owner)

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Well packed

  12. Anna B. (verified owner)

  13. Sherry Glass (verified owner)

    The plant arrived very well packed and in perfect condition! It’s exactly what I wanted.

  14. Gina C. (verified owner)

    Baby rubber plant is bigger than I expected. It too is beautiful. I can’t wait to put in my next order!!!!

  15. Lauren C. (verified owner)

    It perked up within the first few days of arrival once I gave it a drink of water and some sunshine. . . Appears to be healthy and is a beautiful addition to my home office!

  16. RENATT R CALHOUN (verified owner)

  17. Florence Hung (verified owner)

    amazing

  18. Toni (verified owner)

    Just the best! I live in AZ. The item arrived in summer, well hydrated and in great shape! Thank you!

  19. Kim Richardson (verified owner)

    My plant is shiny and beautiful. It was packaged great, no leaves fell off and I just hope it prospers

  20. Cathy Lance (verified owner)

    Lovely plant. Arrived in good condition.

  21. Mary Watson (verified owner)

  22. Kirsten M. (verified owner)

    It’s fabulous and pet friendly!

  23. Sarah (verified owner)

  24. Chris W. (verified owner)

    Overall an incredible experience — best looking plants I’ve gotten via the mail and also the fastest shipping. Will definitely order more.

  25. Shilpi (verified owner)

    Healthy and beautiful

  26. Zachary Pomykala (verified owner)

  27. Amy L (verified owner)

    This plant is a BEAUTY! I love her so much! I was very impressed with the size, quality, and how well she shipped. I hope I keep her as healthy as she is now.

  28. Sandra Bowman (verified owner)

  29. Berlinda D. (verified owner)

    Love it. Very pretty. Thank you 😊

  30. Nicole Hassett (verified owner)

    Wonderful plant ! Came packaged extreme lt well and pretty fast considering ship times these days. I will always order from Plantvine. Superb customer service and plants!!

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Why others chose the Baby Rubber Plant

pet-friendly and beautiful

This company excels at customer service. Plants arrive in excellent condition.

a new addition to my plant menagerie

Beautiful