- Peperomia obtusifolia 'Variegata'
Peperomia obtusifolia 'Variegata'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Peperomia obtusifolia 'Variegata' is part of the Piperaceae family and is native to South America. It's leaves are fleshy, oval-round and are green with cream margins.
Pot: ø 6cm.
Height: Approximately 10cm from base of pot.
Ceramic pot not included
How do you care for Peperomia obtusifolia?
Care for Peperomia obtusifolia by keeping it in warm conditions of above 16°C all year. Anything lower and damage to leaves will occur. Keep this plant in indirect sunlight, allow the soil to dry out between watering and re-pot when the roots have filled the existing to prevent root rot setting in.
How do you water Peperomia obtusifolia?
Water Peperomia obtusifolia by allowing the top half of the soil to dry out before watering. Overwatering will cause damage to the plant. A good technique is to water from the bottom rather than directly onto the plant. Water less during winter and mist leaves very frequently or place plant on watered pebble tray, but do not let the plant sit in water.
How much light does a Peperomia plant need?
A Peperomia plant needs regular doses of bright, indirect sunlight in order to grow and remain healthy. Placing this plant in a west or east-facing window is ideal, but be aware of direct sunlight, as this will burn the leaves. Foliage will appear less vibrant when the plant is deprived of sunlight.
Is Peperomia obtusifolia toxic to pets?
Peperomia obtusifolia is not toxic to pets, unlike other members of its plant family, as such this plant can be kept in a family home without the risk of cats and dogs getting sick from trying a bite.
Is Peperomia obtusifolia a succulent?
Peperomia obtusifolia has succulent-like qualities, however, it is not technically classed as a succulent. These plants prefer humid, warm conditions with plenty of moisture, whereas succulents thrive in arid environments, with very little water.
Can Peperomia obtusifolia grow outside?
Peperomia obtusifolia can grow outside in a sheltered spot during consistently warm weather of above 16°C. As these conditions are unfortunately a rarity in the UK, it’s recommended to keep these plants inside throughout the year, doing so guarantees that they are in conditions closer to their natural habitat and will encourage more natural growth.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.