Plant ID forum: I'm taking this plant from my mom! Help!!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
Papa28
Jul 23, 2017 10:06 PM CST
I have no idea what plant this is, all I know is it's dying and I'm trying to figure out what it is so I can properly take care of it. Anyone know what plant this is, or want to help me identify it so I can look it up and do more research and save it.
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Calsurf73
Jul 24, 2017 6:11 AM CST
Peperomia obtusifolia...dom't know which cultivar, though.
They've very finicky about watering and drainage.
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greene
Jul 24, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Yes, the plant does not want to be watered too often. The soil needs to dry before you water again. Maybe water once every 10 days? Also, they are not crazy about too much sunlight and don't like a lot of wind so keeping the plant either indoors or on a protected porch may be best.

You may want to consider getting a different pot and re-potting with fresh soil. Sometimes salts will accumulate in the soil so starting fresh may be a good idea. The pot needs to have drainage holes.

Cut away the dead/discolored leaves and discard.

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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Chicago, Illinois
Papa28
Jul 24, 2017 10:11 AM CST
Thanks for all the info!!! You guys are awesome I'll try to get it to proper condition.
Name: greene
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greene
Jul 24, 2017 10:14 AM CST
I forgot to add this.
In our database, there is a page for Peperomia Obtusifolia aka Baby Rubber Plant.
Here is a photo of what your plant will look like in just a short while.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Papa28
Jul 24, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Thanks Greene I'll check it out.

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