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Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata 'Baby Rubber Plant'

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What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata is a variegated version of the Baby Rubber Plant that features multiple shades of dark green, olive green and a lovely creamy white. It grows bushy and upright with thick stems and fleshy, glossy, cupped leaves. It also forms narrow spikes of off-white flowers on red-brown stems. It has a compact, spreading nature and is particularly suited to growing in low or fluorescent light, making it perfect for offices and shady spots. The plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Peperomia Obtusifolia 
  • Common Name: Baby rubber plant, Pepper Face, Blunt-Leafed Peperomia, Golden Gate
  • Family: Piperaceae
  • Native Range: Southern Florida, Mexico to northern South America and West Indies

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Medium to bright light. Can tolerate periods of low light
  • Water: Water only when the soil is almost completely dry
  • Humidity:  Average
  • Temperature:  55-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding:  Generally does not require any fertilizer for growth. If you choose to fertilize, do so modestly and only in spring and summer. 
  • Propagation: Stem cuttins
  • Growth: Slow-growing, upright 
  • Common Pests: Subject to mealybugs, spider mites, and whitefly. 
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets