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American Rubber Plant

Peperomia obtusifolia

Also known as

Baby rubber plant

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

25cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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American Rubber Plant Overview

Peperomia obtusifolia is an evergreen perennial that has succulent, leathery, leaves and green-white flowers, borne on spikes. Commonly known by the names American Rubber Plant, Baby Rubber Plant and Oval-Leaf Peperomia. American Rubber Plants produce fleshy leaves and plants with variegated foliage are also popular as houseplants. Its heart-shaped foliage is relatively slow-growing but highly attractive, also produces small white flowers on spikes. It is tender and won't cope with freezing temperatures, provide with bright, partial shade and water infrequently. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with American Rubber Plant

How to harvest American Rubber Plant

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate American Rubber Plant

Cuttings

Softwood, leaf or bud cuttings

Seed

Division

By division in spring or summer.

Special features of American Rubber Plant

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of American Rubber Plant

Grown for their ornamental foliage.