Peperomia Variegated

Peperomia obtusifolia

Plant Story

Peperomia obtusifolia “Variegata”, also known as Baby Rubber Plant, is native to Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The Baby Rubber Plant was given its nickname because of its thick, leathery leaves. However, it has no relation to the rubber tree family and is actually related to pepper plants (those that produce peppercorns) . Baby Rubber Plants are a dwarf species and are known for their interesting foliage and easy care, making it a popular houseplant amongst dotting plant parents.


The variegated Peperomia enjoys bright indirect light.


Water about once a week allowing the soil to drain and dry before its next watering.


Peperomias prefer temperatures of 65⁰ to 85⁰.


Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.