Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Red Edge’

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    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
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    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.

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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 Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing 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

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 ‘Red Edge’

Common Names: Red Edge Peperomia, Jamaican Baby Rubber Plant

Overview: Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Red Edge’ is a striking variation renowned for its distinctive red-hued edges that accentuate its glossy, succulent-like foliage. With its compact growth habit and vibrant foliage, this Peperomia variety is a perfect choice for adding a pop of color to any indoor space. It thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging. Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid overwatering, as Peperomias are susceptible to root rot. This low-maintenance plant is ideal for beginner plant enthusiasts and can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Elevate your plant collection with the unique beauty of Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Red Edge’.

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Description

The Baby Rubber Tree with an Edge

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.

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