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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
orchidn
May 3, 2020 12:24 PM CST
Hi everyone,

I left this plant at the office for a month (no watering) and then I brought it home walking in the cold. The leaves got damaged, they looked like they were wet, or at least portions of them (you can still notice that in the images). I imagine is a distant relative to succulent plants. Does anyone know what plant this is and how should I care for it.

When I brought it home, one leave got black and I removed it, but the plant as a a whole seems to have recovered now.

Thank you very much,
Orchid
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WillC
May 3, 2020 12:27 PM CST
Your plant is a Peperomia and considered to be a semi-succulent. Keep it close to a sunny window and let soil get dry about a quarter of the way down into the pot before watering it.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
orchidn
May 3, 2020 12:42 PM CST
WillC said:Your plant is a Peperomia and considered to be a semi-succulent. Keep it close to a sunny window and let soil get dry about a quarter of the way down into the pot before watering it.


Thank you so much for your response and your help!
I will take good care of it, hopefully it will recover completely!
Best regards,
orchid

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WillC
May 3, 2020 12:43 PM CST
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plantladylin
May 3, 2020 12:48 PM CST
Yes, your plant is a variety of Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia) and they are quite drought tolerant. It likely suffered a bit from being allowed to stay dry for a month and then experiencing the cold as you were walking home. You will have to be extremely careful when watering if the pot doesn't have drainage holes in the bottom. Without proper drainage, the oxygen at root level is depleted and the roots suffocate and die.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
orchidn
May 3, 2020 1:33 PM CST
plantladylin said:Yes, your plant is a variety of Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia) and they are quite drought tolerant. It likely suffered a bit from being allowed to stay dry for a month and then experiencing the cold as you were walking home. You will have to be extremely careful when watering if the pot doesn't have drainage holes in the bottom. Without proper drainage, the oxygen at root level is depleted and the roots suffocate and die.


Thank you so much for your helpful response! I will make sure it has proper drainage.
Best regards,
Orchid

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