|1||Peperomia obtusifolia - Plant|
|2||4 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot|
The palmate pattern of leaf veins is marked out in some species as furrows in the leaves or as colored lines. Most Peperomias have tiny flowers which are packed into a characteristic greenish or brown conical spike (spadix) like an inverted catkin.
As a houseplant, it typically grows on thick erect stems. Flowers are interesting but not particularly showy.
|Plant Spread||4 inch (10 cm)|
|Common Name||Peperomia, Baby rubber plant, Pepper Face|
|Maximum Reachable Height||12 inches|
|Bloom Time||Spring and Autumn|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Most Peperomia species can be relatively easily propagated from leaf cuttings, similar to the way African violets are propagated. Remove large leaves with their stalks (petioles) and bury in seedling starting soil. Use of a rooting hormone can increase odds of success. Place the cutting in a warm, bright place until new growth emerges.
|Sunlight||Peperomia do well in light to moderate light, such as found in a northern or east-facing window. They can be easily grown under fluorescent lights.|
|Watering||Keep the soil moist during the growing season and provide relatively high humidity through spraying or by setting the pot in a gravel tray.|
|Soil||A loose, well-drained, very rich potting mix.|
|Temperature||Average. Peperomia do well in the relatively cool environment of most homes (although they dislike the dry). 65 degrees F to 75 degrees F.|
|Fertilizer||Use any organic fertilizer.|