General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish White
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Endangered: Florida (protected by law)

Common names
  • Baby Rubber Plant
  • Blunt Leaf Peperomia
  • American Rubber Plant
  • Pepper Face Plant
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Peperomia obtusifolia
  • Synonym: Peperomia galeottii
  • Synonym: Peperomia tithymaloides

  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 5, 2011 2:56 PM concerning plant:
    Peperomia obtusifolia (Blunt Leaf Peperomia) is native to the Caribbean Islands and Tropical America. It is a shrubby groundcover attaining heights of about 6" with thick, smooth, waxy foliage and stems. Peperomia obtusifolia is dark green in color in its native form and often variegated in cultivated forms. This plant prefers filtered light to light shade, but no direct sun, and it requires heat and high humidity to do well.
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The plant pictured isn't Pilea peperomioides by plantladylin Apr 5, 2022 10:39 AM 1

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