Peperomia Obtusifolia is mistakenly called as Ficus Nana because of its round shiny green foliage. Obtusifolia has a relatively the same height as ficus nana but this has a bushier appearance. This can even grow up to 12 inches and its leaves can be as long as 6 inches.
- Plant height: 4 to 5 inches
- Pot diameter : 3 to 5 inches
Pepperomia has over a thousand native species which is also related to pepper. This plant is a native of Southern Florida and Caribbean and was eventually imported here in Southeast Asia and later named as American Rubber Plant. In Brazil, this symbolizes that “everything will fall into place” so, if you are looking for a plant who will inspire you to be better each day a Peperomia plant might be for you.
This plant is everyone’s favorite because even if you are a newbie in planting, this does not require that much attention and needs like other high maintenance plants. This wouldn’t consume a lot of time from your schedule. Just place it on a warm and partial shade area in your house and this plant baby will thrive! Watering is not an issue, a peperomia only needs watering once every 7 to 10 days. Easy right?
It is very to propagate a peperomia, just like a vining plant all you have to do is to cut a stalk or a node from the mother plant and place it directly into the water. In 5 to 6 weeks you will notice that thin roots will start to grow and after 2 more weeks you can now plant it on the soil. Make sure to give just the right amount of moisture on the soil to keep the plant well fed as it adjusts to its new environment.