How to Care for Green Peperomia (Baby Rubber Plant)

How to Care for Green Peperomia (Baby Rubber Plant)

Green Peperomia Care Guide


Look at the leaves. There's something unique about the green blunt leaves of the Peperomia Baby Rubber Plant. The Green Baby Rubber Plant is a native to Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean.

A popular houseplant, numerous cultivars have been developed, some of which show leaf variegation. The specific epithet obtusifolia means "blunt-leaved" and the plant totally justifies it.

With blunt rounded green leaves The Green Baby Rubber Plant, has been given the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. All so much for accolades you see.

The Green Peperomia (Baby Rubber Plant) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Peperomia. The plant is an evergreen perennial growing to 25 cm tall and broad with cupped leathery leaves and narrow spikes of white flowers up to 12 cm long, which grow in a shiny, winding manner and constitute the main decorative value of the plant.

Read on the Greenkin Guide to learn more about The Green Baby Rubber Plant:



How to Grow Green Peperomia

How to Care for Green Peperomia (Baby Rubber Plant)


Baby Rubber Plants can be propagated through leaf or stem cuttings. Allow the cuttings to dry and callus before planting them in a suitable rooting medium.  Having a suitable rooting medium is essential for optimal growth of the Green Baby Rubber Plant.



Is Green Peperomia Easy to Care For? 

How to Care for Green Peperomia (Baby Rubber Plant)


That’s one thing about Peperomias, their ease. They are fairly easy to care for and can thrive in any condition. The Green Baby Rubber Plant can be made an easy and popular staple in any houseplant collection, as the plant is often prized for its ease of care and low maintenance growth habit. Best of all, like many Peperomia they can handle a variety of lighting conditions, and come in many forms. 

Try to use a well-draining potting mix for your Green Baby Rubber Plant. A mix that comes well-designed for succulents or peperomias works well and so is easy to use. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.


Also Read: Varieties of Peperomia



How to Care for Green Peperomia?

How to Care for Green Peperomia (Baby Rubber Plant)


Caring for The Green Baby Rubber Plant, commonly known as the Green Peperomia, involves a few key considerations:

1. Sunlight Requirements of the Green Baby Rubber Plant 


In order to give the baby Rubber Plant the right amount of nourishment and care sunlight is of primary importance. Place your Baby Rubber Plant in bright, indirect light. If placing the plant indoors, you might want to keep the plant in your room as the plant can tolerate lower light levels too. Occasionally show some sunlight to the Green Baby Rubber Plant , it will allow the plant to thrive in its full glory. However it is important to note that too much direct sunlight will do no good to the plant and might result in scorching and damaging the plant, causing leaves to burn. Checkout this Eco Friendly Jute Brown Planter for your Green Baby Rubber Plant



2. Watering Requirements of the Green Baby Rubber Plant


When it comes to watering, it isn't tricky at all. For the stems of the plant are fleshy, so the Green Baby Rubber Plant does not need abundant or frequent watering. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Baby Rubber Plants prefer slightly more moisture than some succulents, but overwatering can lead to root rot, so be cautious not to keep the soil consistently soggy. Also keep in check the type of the pot or the planter you are using for the Green Baby Rubber as excess water in the planter will lead to root rot.



3. Temperature and Humidity Requirements of the Green Baby Rubber Plant


Maintain a temperature between 18-24°C for the plant to grow at its best. Baby Rubber Plants can adapt to average indoor humidity levels, so keeping it inside your room would not be a hasty problem at all. Infact greens should be kept Closer. Got a working desk space? The Green Baby Rubber Plant can be an excellent addition! 

Green Baby Rubber Plants do appreciate higher humidity levels. If your home or workspace is dry, consider placing a humidifier nearby or misting the plant occasionally.


Also Read: How to Care for Peperomia Variegated


Pro Tips to Care for Green Peperomia?

How to Care for Green Peperomia (Baby Rubber Plant)


Here are some pro tips that’ll help you balance and care out for your Peperomia Green: 

  1. When it comes to fertilising the plant it does not require a lot. The Green Baby Rubber Plant likes to be fed with a balanced liquid fertiliser diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks, well that is only when the plant is ready to grow in its full bloom in the growing season,  namely the spring and summer. For the off months of winter and fall, you are advised to reduce or eliminate fertiliser because that is when the growth of the Green Baby Rubber Plant slows down.
  2. As a houseplant parent it is advisable to trim leggy stems to encourage a bushier appearance and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the plant. You can try to pinch back the tips of the leaves to promote fuller growth. Green Baby Rubber Plant however does not require much pruning, a little bit of shaping goes a long way. 
  3. Keeping intruders at bay is also an important task to be taken care off, if the Green Baby Rubber Plant in general is showing any signs of infestations, you must know that the baby rubber plant is a resistant plant, though it can have problems with aphids and mealybugs, it can be fixed.    

Also Read: How to Care for Baby Red Edge Peperomia





By following these care tips, you can help your Green Peperomia thrive and maintain its compact, attractive appearance. For knowing more about all things green and plants follow us at Greenkin. With a variety of options for your houseplants. Not everyone has room for a garden but anyone can grow houseplants. Find out the Greenkin’s collection of Indoor Plants and Easy to Care Plants that’ll help you curate your collection. 

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