Peperomia Variegated White (6" Grower's Pot)

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Low-maintenance and resilient indoor plants with attractive foliage are always in demand. We are going to introduce the evergreen perennial epiphyte, the Peperomia obtusifolia variegata plant. This variegated form of the famous Obtusifolia originates from Caribbean, Florida and Mexico.

The plant gets about 30 inches long and possesses all the cherished features of the Obtusifolia, the famous baby rubber plant. The thick and fleshy cup-shaped leaves are olive green in color with speckled shades of deep green and creamy white variegations. Use it to make tabletops, pots or decorative dishes. The attractive foliage of this compact grower is enough to decorate any indoor spot. Let us learn more about the Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia plant.

Height

  • This trailing plant can get about 6 to 30 inches in length and spread.

Leaves

  • The leaves are thick, fleshy and glossy.
  • The size of leaves depends upon the growing conditions and genetic makeup of the individual plant. Each mature leaf can get about 3 to 7 inches in size.

Peperomia obtusifolia Variegata Flower

  • The plant produces non-showy, off-white to light yellow flowers. Moreover, these flowers are about 3 inches in size and grow on long reddish-brown stems.
  • Spring and summer is the blooming season.

Fragrance

Now, we are coming towards a unique and prominent feature of the Pepper Face Peperomia. The plant produces a specific maple or fenugreek like scent. This fragrance may resemble plants like basil, chives and oregano.

Toxicity

The Variegated Peperomia obtusifolia plant is mildly toxic in nature. So, it is better to keep kids and pets away from mingling with it.

Water Requirement

The thick fleshy leaves of the plant have a considerable drought tolerance. Water generously and wait for the soil to get dry. Remember, do not let the plant dry out to the point to wilting. Make sure you water right after the soil gets dry.

In summer, once a week is usually enough. On the other hand, lower temperature decreases the water requirement of the plant. Water sparingly and let it dry. About once in ten to fourteen days is enough to keep the plant alive in fall and winter.

An important part of watering strategy is not to water the foliage. Always water the soil and avoid keeping the leaves wet. This will keep the plant safe from many serious issues.
These plants can handle under-watering but are never tolerant of over-watering. So, make sure the soil is not soggy and the plant is not standing with wet feet.

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