Peperomia Obtusifolia ‘Red Edge’

What To Expect

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Another member of the trendy Peperomia family, the ‘Red Edge’ blends the dark green leaves of her standard cousin with the deep red edges and stems of the ‘Rainbow Peperomia’. It’s thick almost waxy leaves are reminiscent of a succulent, although this plant prefers to keep it’s soil moist (but not soggy). If you’d like to speed up this plants slow growth pattern, be sure to place it somewhere with bright indirect light, although it can survive in low light or fluorescent conditions. Available in 3-Inch Nursery Pot.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Peperomia Obtusifolia 
  • Common Name: Baby rubber plant, Pepper Face, Blunt-Leafed Peperomia
  • 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: Prefers consistent moisture, but no soggy soil or sitting in water 
  • 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 cuttings
  • Growth: Slow-growing, upright 
  • Common Pests: Subject to mealybugs, spider mites, and whitefly. 
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets