The Perfect Indoor Greenery

Say hello to the Peperomia obtusifolia, a plant that's as fun to grow as it is to say. Also known as the American rubberplant, Baby rubberplant, Oval-leaf peperomia, and Pepper-face, this plant is a charming addition to any indoor garden.

Peperomia obtusifolia

Dappled To Partial Sun

Adaptable to both indirect light and moderate direct sun.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Neutral Soil pH Preference

Prefers a neutral pH, common in many soils.

Significant Human Health Risks

This plant is toxic and may cause severe health issues.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Peperomia obtusifolia

The Peperomia obtusifolia is a soft-stemmed plant that grows between 0.5 to 2 feet in height and width. Its enduring, vivid leaves come in shades of pale, verdant, maroon, and even multi-colored. But that's not all - it also produces dim, beige, and snowy flowers that add a touch of elegance to its overall look.

Despite its common name, the American rubberplant is not used to make rubber. The name is derived from its thick, glossy leaves that resemble those of rubber plants.

Also known as

American rubberplant
Baby rubberplant
Oval-leaf peperomia

Our design recommendations

The Peperomia obtusifolia is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of design settings. Its vibrant leaves and compact size make it an excellent choice for cluster planting, adding a pop of color and texture to any space. It's also a popular choice for hanging pots, thanks to its trailing growth habit. This plant is best suited for indoor settings, making it a perfect addition to your living room, bedroom, or even your office. It can be grown in a tub or as a room plant, adding a touch of nature to any indoor space.